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Evangelidis Testifies at State House in Favor of Inmate Incarceration Fee

Boston – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis testified at the Massachusetts State House in front of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in support of Bill No. 00483 which would authorize Sheriffs to impose and assess fees to inmates in their custody.

Sheriffs, Lawmakers Press For Inmate Fees

State House News Service By Matt Murphy BOSTON — Republican lawmakers, with support from some sheriffs, called for the Legislature Tuesday to allow the state’s jail overseers to impose a $5 per day fee on inmates, saying the plan could offset budget cuts and reduce recidivism.

Inmate Crew Builds New Paths at St. Francis Church

The Daily Holden By Daniel Castro HOLDEN, Mass. — Last Friday in Holden, an inmate crew from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Community Service Program finished up work at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Highland St., where they had spent their week not only helping to beautify the grounds by rebuilding the old brick walkways, but […]

Jail Plans Contract With Health Care Co.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette By Lee Hammel ‘Six-figure saving’ in budget predicted. The Worcester County Jail and House of Correction has reached an agreement with a Birmingham, Ala., company to provide medical services for the approximately 1,200 inmates there.