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The Pipeline That Funnels Puerto Rican Addicts To Chicago

For years, local authorities in Puerto Rico have sent drug addicts to Chicago with the promise that they’ll get quality treatment. But the places where they end up turn out to be little more than flophouses outside the view of public health regulators. 

This playlist collects the stories of addicts, their families and the people behind the system.

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