Visits to Mass. prisoners fall sharply under new rules

The Boston Globe July 11th, 2019 By Mark Arsenault “Many studies have been done, including by the DOC, that correlate prison visits with reduced recidivism,” said Elizabeth Matos, director of Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts, a nonprofit advocacy group for inmates. Prisoners who receive more visits have fewer incidents of misconduct while incarcerated and a […]

Proposed changes to privileges, regulations have prisoners on edge

By Milton Valencia The Boston Globe October 12, 2016 series of proposed changes to Department of Correction guidelines has prisoner rights-advocates, and specifically the prisoners themselves, on edge. The proposals include changes to department policies in prisoner mail, telephone and visitation privileges, including at the maximum security prison in Shirley, known as the Souza-Baranowski Correctional […]