DOC: Few prisoners would qualify for home confinement

Estimates 20 to 25 inmates of 6,700 would be released at a time during pandemic

UNDER PRESSURE to release prisoners to home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic, the Massachusetts Department of Correction is downplaying the program’s impact, saying only about 20 to 25 of the state’s 6,700 inmates could be released at a time. The agency, responding to questions as part of a lawsuit brought by Prisoners’ Legal Services in(...)

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