Oct 9, 2011

Country Before Party

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
By Robert Nemeth

When Scott Brown, then a little-known Republican state legislator, was running to win what many regarded as the “Kennedy seat” in the U.S. Senate, he promised to bring an open and independent mind to the job. It sounded like routine campaign rhetoric aspiring politicians often use. He won a special election against overwhelming odds, and now he’s one of the most formidable lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Just as significant, he has kept his promise. Read more…

Sep 20, 2011

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. Read more…

Sep 18, 2011

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 also continued building a path toward success for when they soon leave prison life behind. Read more…

Sep 3, 2011

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. Read more…

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