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Mass. Bill Would Ban Shackling Pregnant Inmates

A bill that would outlaw the shackling of female prisoners during childbirth is making its way through the Massachusetts Statehouse.

02/19/2014

Michelle Kosilek (file image)

Mass. Lawmakers “Greatly Troubled” By Judge’s Sex Change Ruling

50 state lawmakers are urging that the Department of Correction appeal a judge’s ruling that ordered sex change surgery for an inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

09/07/2012

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7 Correction Officers Taken To Hospital After Attack In Shirley

Seven correction officers were taken to the hospital after a prisoner went on the attack.

06/25/2012

Tamik Kirkland (photo courtesy: Dept. of Correction)

Prison Workers Accused Of Threatening Suspect To Get OT

he state prisons department has suspended two employees and the Hampden district attorney is investigating whether they made death threats to hospitalized murder suspect, Tamik Kirkland.

05/11/2011

Milton Walker (photo courtesy: Dept. of Corrections)

Inmate Walks Away From Beacon Hill Cleaning Detail

An inmate who was part of a Department of Corrections cleaning crew walked away from his job near the State House Friday morning.

02/04/2011