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Authorities Spending $8 Million To Reduce Prison Overdoses

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(AP) - Authorities are spending $8 million this year on efforts to reduce the number of California prison inmates who die of drug overdoses. It's unclear if new drug-detecting scanners and strip searches of some visitors are having any effect, but the measures are prompting criticism from civil rights advocates.