A Turnaround: At last, decency at Bridgewater

September 14, 2017 The Boston Globe By Yvonne Abraham Just like that. For decades, Bridgewater State Hospital was a hellhole, the heinous treatment of mentally ill inmates there the subject of countless exposes and lawsuits. Yet, though this place was the moral shame of Massachusetts, nothing ever changed. Until, quite suddenly, it did. Who knew this could […]

Pregnant inmates still being shackled in Massachusetts, report finds

By Shira Schoenberg MassLive May 16, 2016 Two years ago, then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a law banning the shackling of prison inmates who are in labor, in their second or third trimester of pregnancy or post-delivery. But today, pregnant women are still being shackled, contrary to the law, according to a study released Monday […]