• officers indicted Feb 6, 2020

    2 Corrections Officers Arrested in Inmate's Beating, Cover-Up, Feds Say

    Two federal correctional officers were arrested Thursday, one accused of injuring a handcuffed inmate in a mental housing unit in Massachusetts, the other of trying to cover it up, federal prosecutors said. The initial incident took place last summer at U.S. Bureau Prisons Federal Medical Center in Devens, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said in a statement, calling it an...

  • prison Dec 17, 2019

    Mass. State Prison Population Down, But Overtime Costs Are Up

    Massachusetts’ state prison population dropped 19% over the last four years, leading the state to have the lowest incarceration rate in the U.S., according to a Boston Globe investigation. While the drop in prison population has helped save money, the newspaper also found overtime costs have nearly tripled over the same time period. Last year, correctional officers received $44.68 million…

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