• Kevin Coppinger December 10, 2021 4:25 pm

    Essex County Correctional Officer Dies of COVID-19

    A 37-year-old Essex County Sheriff’s Department correctional officer has died of COVID-19. Anthony Pasquarello, of Saugus, died Thursday of complications from COVID-19, the sheriff’s department announced Friday morning. He was a 15-year department veteran. He leaves behind a 6-year-old son, a fiancée, his parents, two sisters and several aunts and uncles. “Officer Pasquarello was a courageous, dedicated member of...

  • Middleton jail October 6, 2020 12:04 pm

    Over 100 Inmates Test Positive for Coronavirus at Middleton Jail

    More than 100 inmates at the Middleton Jail and House of Correction in Massachusetts tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend, officials said Monday night. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department began mandatory COVID-19 testing of all inmates and employees at the jail on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, per the Massachusetts Health Department. Of the 889 inmate tests…

  • spokeswoman June 28, 2019 4:49 pm

    Man Accused of Throwing Woman in Front of Dump Truck Dies

    Authorities say a man awaiting trial for allegedly carrying his ex-girlfriend into the path of a dump truck has died in jail.

  • Massachusetts January 31, 2019 7:21 pm

    Sheriff: Man Accused of Drugging, Raping 11-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Fellow Inmates

    A Massachusetts man charged in connection with the death of his 11-year-old great-niece, whom investigators say was drugged and raped, was beaten by inmates hours after he faced a judge, authorities said. Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger confirmed tells The Boston Herald that Miguel Rivera was attacked by an inmate Tuesday night in the Essex County jail in Middleton, and...

  • Massachusetts November 28, 2018 6:48 pm

    Judge: Massachusetts Jail Must Provide Man With Opioid Addiction Meds

    A Massachusetts jail must provide methadone to a man recovering from opioid addiction, a federal judge in Boston has ordered. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper, in a preliminary decision Monday, said 32-year-old Geoffrey Pesce would likely prevail in his lawsuit against the Essex County House of Correction in Middleton.

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