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After addict pipeline is exposed, authorities still pass the buck

Last month we brought you the story about the sad fate of Puerto Rican heroin addicts who arrive in Chicago. They come here-usually to the West Side-after receiving a one-way ticket from the Puerto Rican government. They're promised high-end treatment and a path recovery. What they find is very different and many end up homeless or sometimes in jail. Reporter Adriana Cardona-Maguigad brought us this story, and since it aired here and on This American Life, local, state and national officials have been asking questions about why this is happening. And she's finding more men in this situation. Adriana brings us an update about what's unfolded in the last month. (Flickr/Angel Xavier Viera)

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