Daily Fee Could Return
BOSTON - A practice that has been dormant in the Bristol County House of Correction for over a decade could return under a bill under review by the legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary. The bill, an Act Authorizing Sheriffs to Impose Fees, would allow correctional facilities in the state to charge inmates a daily fee for as long as they're imprisoned to offset incarceration costs... Read
Prostitute Arrested
NEW BEDFORD - Police have arrested a woman after she was found offering to engage in sex for a fee. New Bedford Police were conducting a surveillance operation on Collette Street just after 7 p.m. Tuesday when they say Melissa Bennett, 38, of New Bedford offered to perform sexual acts in exchange for money...
New Bedford Police Arrest Three on Drugs, Sex Charges
The New Bedford Police Narcotics Unit made three arrests Tuesday as part of an investigation into street-level narcotics sales and other criminal activity in the downtown area. Francisco Melendez, 39, of 60 S. Second St. Apt. 6G, New Bedford, was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, subsequent offense... Read

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