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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…

Aug 29, 2011

FOX Undercover: Secure Communities By Year’s End?

My FOX Boston
By Mike Beaudet

BOSTON (FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) – The federal Secure Communities program could be running in at least some parts of Massachusetts by the end of the year despite Gov. Patrick’s opposition to the program, one local sheriff says.
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