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Mass. Department Of Correction Announces Intent To Do Away With Restrictive Housing

By Esteban Bustillos

GBH News

The Massachusetts Department of Correction announced on Tuesday that it intends to end its use of restrictive housing across state-run facilities over a multi-year process.

Although it’s a milestone, activists are reserving judgment until there’s more detail about how the state will carry out the process of doing away with the practice.

The state’s announcement comes after an independent report from Falcon Inc., which recommended that the DOC eliminate restrictive housing as currently defined, along with several other suggestions on how the Department can improve.

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