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Julie Eldred is back at home in Massachusetts now. But she was sentenced to a treatment program for opioid addiction as part of a probation agreement, then sent to jail when she relapsed. Some addiction specialists say that's unjust. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Court To Rule On Whether Relapse By An Addicted Opioid User Should Be A Crime

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The prison yard at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., is seen during a visit by President Obama in July. Obama has advocated for prison reform during his time in office. Thousands of inmates are being released as the result of some changes in federal sentencing guidelines. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

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Brian Hopson, assistant superintendent at Alameda County Juvenile Hall, stands in one of its many empty units. The 360-bed facility was full when it opened eight years ago, but is now at half capacity. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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Meant To Keep Youths Out Of Detention, Probation Often Leads Them There

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