MA Agrees To Provide Better Care to Mentally Ill Inmates


Years after an alarming series of suicides by inmates in state prison segregation units, Massachusetts has reached a landmark agreement with advocacy groups to provide better care for prisoners with severe mental illnesses, the Boston Globe reports.

The agreement, which needs a judge's final approval, calls for the Department of Correction to maintain two new units at high-level security prisons as alternatives to disciplinary segregation for prisoners with mental illness. The full article is available only to paid subscribers.

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