SJC refuses to order release of convicted prisoners

Says DOC’s policies do not constitute deliberate indifference

THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT refused to issue a preliminary injunction that would have released convicted prisoners to house arrest 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(...)

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