Bill would let Tompkins hold men solely for substance use treatment 

Legislation is latest chapter in debate over civil commitments in correctional facilities 

SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF Steven Tompkins could get permission to treat people civilly committed for substance use disorders in the Suffolk County jail, under a bill pending before the Legislature that is adding to the controversy already swirling around Tompkins’s role in cleaning up “Mass. and Cass” — the area around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass(...)

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