Mici: No need to release inmates due to COVID-19

MICI: NO NEED TO RELEASE INMATES DUE TO COVID-19 By Sarah BetancourtApril 29, 2020Commonwealth Magazine Says prisoners need to do their part in avoiding infection THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION’S top prison official told a state judge on Wednesday that she is satisfied with the way the system is responding to COVID-19 cases and sees no need to […]

Prisoners testify about COVID-19 dangers

PRISONERS TESTIFY ABOUT COVID-19 DANGERS By Sarah BetancourtApril 27, 2020Commonwealth Magazine AS THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION begins ramping up COVID-19 testing at state prisons, prisoners from three facilities testified before a Superior Court judge about conditions at their institutions. The lawsuit, which is likely to end up before the Supreme Judicial Court for final action, is seeking […]

Lawsuit seeks release of sentenced prisoners during coronavirus

LAWSUIT SEEKS RELEASE OF SENTENCED PRISONERS DURING CORONAVIRUS By Sarah BetancourtApril 17, 2020Commonwealth Magazine Prisoner at MCI-Framingham talks about conditions, new roommate A NEW CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT filed in the state’s highest court by advocates aims to release sentenced and civilly committed prisoners to stem the spread of coronavirus in prisons.  Prisoners’ Legal Services filed the suit on […]

New Legal Action To Free Massachusetts Prisoners Due To COVID-19

NEW LEGAL ACTION TO FREE MASSACHUSETTS PRISONERS DUE TO COVID-19 By Deborah BeckerApril 15, 2020WBUR Massachusetts Prisoners rights advocates are pursuing two new legal avenues to reduce the number of people incarcerated in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 outbreak. Advocates say the state is not responding to the pandemic quickly enough and is endangering the health […]

Suit alleges bias in civil commitments for addiction

The Boston Globe March 14th, 2019 By Felice J. Freyer Ten men who have been ordered into treatment for addiction filed suit Thursday against several state agencies, alleging that they are unlawfully being held in a prison instead of a treatment facility. The plaintiffs are among the roughly 3,000 men each year who have not […]