The isolated press reports about their deaths, to honor theirmemories and say the names of people who have died in state custody, Thank you for taking the time to write a great post!
The fact that at least 14 people died in some pretrial detention in Massachusetts in 2019 alone is alarming and raises serious questions about the criminal justice system. The chart provided in the blog serves as a poignant reminder of the human toll of pretrial detention and the need for a more compassionate and just system. This blog is a powerful reminder of the importance of this issue and the need for reform.
The deaths that took place in Massachusetts pretrial confinement in 2019 raise serious concerns and emphasize the urgent need for criminal justice system reform to protect the safety and wellbeing of those who are awaiting trial. Authorities must act swiftly to address the underlying causes of these fatalities, such as the lack of proper medical attention, and give priority to safeguarding the most vulnerable inmates.
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