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Newly released inmates face higher risk of overdose death, study shows

July 7, 2016

Globe & Mail | July 6, 2016

A study by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto – the first in Canada to match coroner reports with records for incarcerated individuals – found that the risk of inmates dying of a drug overdose after they are released is almost 12 times higher than that for Ontarians over all. Read more.