Random drug tests performed last December showed about one in 20 inmates tested positive for drugs, including 59 for Suboxone and 68 for marijuana. Testing done “for cause” in December produced much higher results, with 39.3 percent testing positive, including 128 for Suboxone and 135 for marijuana.And:
Results vary month to month and by institution. At the Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, 82 inmates were tested “for cause” this past November and 40 had illegal drugs in their system, including 25 using Suboxone. At the Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, random tests on 296 inmates showed one in five was using an illegal drug.The size of these tabs mean prisoners can pretty much smuggle them in any way they can think of: hidden on their person, in letters, even tossed over the fence, even melted down and placed like a smudge on a piece of paper, which the inmates then ingest.
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