Fewer than 10% of applicants have been granted medical parole, frustrating some Mass. lawmakers

WBURBy Deborah BeckerMarch 3, 2022 A group of state lawmakers on Monday visited a health care unit inside a state-run prison after receiving multiple complaints of understaffing, unsanitary conditions and inadequate medical treatment. Several of the lawmakers, along with some prisoner advocates, said issues at the health care unit inside MCI-Norfolk raised questions about the […]

New bill proposes civilian oversight for Massachusetts prisons

Senator James Eldridge calls for independent oversight to help reform the agency, currently facing two federal lawsuits alleging misconduct The Boston GlobeJanuary 11, 2022By Mark Arsenault Amid two federal lawsuits alleging excessive force by Massachusetts prison officials, a leading critic of the Department of Correction has filed a bill to establish independent civilian oversight of […]