Massachusetts COVID Lawsuit Says Conditions Are ‘Life-Threatening’

The lawsuit on COVID conditions in Massachusetts prisons says the conditions there are ‘life-threatening.’

“Two lawsuits filed in the past week allege that Massachusetts correction officials are endangering prisoners and staff during the pandemic, refusing to take steps that would tamp down infections and protect communities outside the prison walls.

Both suits say the current outbreaks in correctional facilities could have been avoided if more prisoners were released.

“In the past six weeks over 1,000 prisoners have been confirmed infected, over two thirds of the total infections to date. Five incarcerated people have died in the past month,” reads the preliminary injunction filed Wednesday by Prisoners Legal Services of Massachusetts (PLSMA). ” [READ MORE]

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