2019 Grantee Case Update From Prisoner’s Legal Services of Massachusetts

Prisoner’s Legal Services of Massachusetts, a 2019 grantee, has filed suit in their grant funded case challenging the Massachusetts law, M.G.L. c. 123, § 35, that authorizes the involuntary civil commitment in Department of Correction prisons of men but not women suffering from alcohol and substance use disorders. Their filing has received press coverage in both the Boston Globe and the local NPR radio station. 

The two stories are linked here, respectively: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/03/14/addictionsuit/qJxzphSImv1OdRivvTRP2O/story.html?s_campaign=8315 and https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2019/03/14/masac-section-35-lawsuit.

(March 2019)