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NGORelease Legal Emergency and Drugs Service
AddressRelease, 388 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT
Telephone020 77295255
Background InformationRelease, the working name of Release Legal Emergency and Drugs Service, provides a legal advice service for illegal drug users caught up in the criminal justice system. The organisation was originally established as a helpline by Caroline Coon and Rufus Harris, and now also plays a wider informative role, providing drug users, professionals and the general public with advice and information on the personal and legal implications of drug use. Charity no. 801118, company no. 1966619. Sources:;
Year Created1967
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesRelease also uses the working name Release Leads
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KeywordsAddiction and recreational drugs; Human rights and civil liberties; Legal affairs, the justice system and crime; Public safety.
Last Edited ByJRM at 05/03/2007 12:00:24