Hampden County’s Pepper Spray Problem

The Shoestring June 19, 2019 By Seth Kershner Use of force reports from the Hampden County Correctional Center reveal disproportionate use of chemical force against prisoners with psychiatric disabilities Such incidents are “extremely alarming” to Jesse White, staff attorney at Prisoners’ Legal Services. “In so many of these instances what you’re actually seeing is a […]

Looking to bring order to unruly encounters

The Telegram & Gazette November 13, 2018 By Prithvi Tikhe BOSTON – The lack of uniform standardized procedures across the state to remove prisoners from cells may contribute to incidents of excessive use of force at a number of Massachusetts prisons and houses of correction, according to a state lawmaker who has called for the […]