SJC refuses to order release of convicted prisoners

Says DOC’s policies do not constitute deliberate indifference

THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT refused to order the release of convicted prisoners on Tuesday, holding that their continued incarceration increased their odds of contracting COVID-19 but did not violate the Eighth Amendment’s threshold of cruel and unusual punishment. The court, in fact, said the Baker administration’s Department of Correction is complying with all guidance for(...)

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