Massachusetts Sees Highest Number Of Inmate Suicides Since 2014

WGBH and New England Center for Investigative Reporting March 19, 2018 By Chris Burrell and Jenifer McKim Fourteen inmates died by suicide in Massachusetts prisons and jails in 2017, the highest such number of deaths since 2014, according to state and county data. Those who died include four who hanged themselves in state prisons and 10 […]

Prison is no place to cure the opioid epidemic

December 12, 2017 The Boston Globe Editorial In late September, David McKinley was found hanging from the top bunk bed in his room at a Plymouth treatment center for drug and alcohol dependency. As reported in the Globe, McKinley’s suicide raises important questions about the suitability and management of the unit he was housed in for […]