A WBEZ investigation has found evidence that at least two men who were sent from Puerto Rico to questionable rehab centers in Chicago may have been victims of ID theft. WBEZ's Odette Yousef joins us with the details.
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In an earlier investigation, we found that Puerto Rico sends drug addicts to Chicago for treatment in unregulated residential programs. Now, new evidence raises questions about what happens to the ID documents those programs confiscate from addicts.