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
No Inmates for Border Wall
BOSTON, MA — The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned why it was a priority. Massachusetts prisons and jails have never sent inmates to work on projects in another state, lawmakers said...
Hodgson, Cabral Square Off
BOSTON (State House News Service) — A shared interest in preserving public safety fueled the arguments made Monday for and against legislation that would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce immigration law through certain types of partnerships between state and federal agencies...
Hodgson Responds
DARTMOUTH - With State Representative Tony Cabral filing legislation to block proposals by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, the Sheriff has a few words of his own to say. Cabral's bills filed in the House would limit inmates to performing off-site community service to in-state projects only, meaning Hodgson's inmates would not be able to volunteer to build a wall along the U...
Deputy Lauded
A Bristol County Sheriff's Deputy is being hailed as a hero after saving the life of a choking inmate.
Inmate Search
The search for two inmates who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora at one point extended to New Bedford.
Working Together
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts sheriff's officer who lost his son to heroin teamed with an inmate to save another man from the same fate. The Essex County sheriff's office said corrections Sgt. Dennis Laubner was supervising five inmates doing litter pickup Monday in Lawrence when a young woman pulled behind their van...

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