LAWMAKERS AND ADVOCATES PUSH FOR MORE COVID-19 DATA FROM PRISONS

PANDEMIC IN OUR PRISONS By Sarah BetancourtApril 23, 2020DigBoston State Rep. Mindy Domb has filed a bill that would require the collection, disclosure, and reporting of COVID-19 data in correctional settings across Massachusetts. The measure would require daily coronavirus information reporting to the Department of Public Health from all correctional institutions in the state, including the Department […]

MISSING JAIL DATA HAMPERS COVID-19 RELEASE EFFORTS IN MASSACHUSETTS

MISSING JAIL DATA HAMPERS COVID-19 RELEASE EFFORTS IN MASSACHUSETTS By Ethan CoreyApril 22, 2020The Appeal The state‚Äôs law enforcement agencies failed to implement a 2018 data-sharing law. Now officials are struggling to identify high-risk people to release from county jails. In Massachusetts, a lack of accurate, real-time data about the criminal legal system has hampered […]