Chicago Tonight: Cook County Jail is Giving At-Risk Inmates Narcan Upon Their Release

Dr. Connie Mennella, the medical director at the Cook County Jail, spoke to Chicago Tonight’s host Phil Ponce about the jail giving inmates an overdose-reversing drug called Narcan to at-risk inmates when they leave the jail.

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Cermak Health Services, which provides health care for the jail’s nearly 9,000 detainees, began the program one year ago this month.

Check out the video here.