Prisoner’s Legal Services of Massachusetts (2019)

Reported preliminary results in their grant-funded case related to the imprisonment of men, but not women, in Massachusetts for substance abuse even though no crime had been committed, in violation of the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.

A class was certified and the State began making changes at the prison facility, including not have inmates wear prison uniforms and expanding treatment staff. Settlement discussions continue about closing the facility.  Does I-X v. Commissioner of Corrections

There has been significant media coverage in local and Boston press, PBS News Hour, and The Atlantic.

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