SOME MASS. PRISONERS ARE BEING RELEASED IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
March 25, 2020
By Deborah Becker
Some Massachusetts prisoners are being released because of the COVID-19 outbreak. But whether someone is released depends in large part on where they’re incarcerated.
The largest number of prisoner releases will occur in Middlesex County, which has the most COVID-19 cases in the state. For the past week and a half, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has been reviewing cases with sheriff Peter Koutoujian and defense attorneys. As of Tuesday, more than 40 prisoners who have not yet been tried have been released.