As Massachusetts reopens, prisoners remain isolated

Suicide at Walpole facility raises questions about time alone

AS MUCH OF MASSACHUSETTS continues to reopen, the same loosening restrictions is not present at the state’s prisons. Many prisoners continue to live in lockdown-like conditions, as the Department of Correction holds coronavirus at bay. Time lags, with complaints about boredom; there has been a three-month pause in programming services; and inmates say there is(...)

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