One guy goes to jail, two people are ready to take his spot: Perspectives on drug-induced homicide laws among incarcerated individuals.

Affiliation

School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States; Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, Providence, RI, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

As overdose deaths have increased in the United States, some lawmakers have explored punitive, "supply-side" interventions aimed at reducing the supply of fentanyl. While a rationale of seeking to protect people who use drugs is often given to justify harsh sentences for fentanyl distribution, there is no research to our knowledge on perceptions of the effect of drug-induced homicide laws among people who use drugs.

Keywords

Fentanyl,Incarceration,Overdose,Qualitative research,