March 10, 2018
By O’Ryan Johnson
Bay State convicts could soon have better access to hepatitis C tests and treatments after a prisoners’ rights group reached a legal settlement with the Department of Correction.
The National Lawyers Guild, along with Prisoners’ Legal Services, sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction for failing to provide hepatitis C treatments to prisoners. The lawsuit claimed that by failing to give inmates medical treatment, the department was violating their civil rights.