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Innocent people in Massachusetts are being involuntarily imprisoned at ‘Treatment Centers’ as a form of addiction ‘treatment’ instead of rehabilitation facilities. » Subscribe to NowThis: (http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe) » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: (https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis)

At these ‘Treatment Centers’ patients wear orange uniforms and badges that say ‘inmate’, even though they haven’t been charged with a crime, at the Massachusetts Alcohol & Substance Abuse Center (MASAC).

Patients say there is no significant counseling at the men-only MASAC, and there has been at least one suicide. A group of 10 men sued the state of Massachusetts, arguing that since women can’t be involuntarily committed to prisons for substance abuse treatment, neither should men.

MA officials told NowThis they cannot comment on pending litigation.

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