“The SJC ruling makes clear that it's up to the Legislature to prevent the Sheriff from charging families exorbitant telephone fees to fund the costs of running the Jail."
SPECIAL FEATURE: HAMPDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL CENTER’S PEPPER SPRAY PROBLEM
Use of force reports from the Hampden County Correctional Center reveal disproportionate use of chemical force against prisoners with psychiatric disabilities
CREDIBLE FEAR: SIHAM BYAH’S ‘DEHUMANIZING’ DEPORTATION LIMBO
This is not the first time that the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office has been at the center of controversy. Among other things, Bristol Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has made headlines for denying visitation rights to families of inmates, while last January he proposed sending his inmates to the southern border of the US to help build President Trump’s wall.