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The inmate population in state and county correctional facilities has been on the decline for several years, but some sheriffs said Monday that the demand for substance use and mental health treatment in county jails has been spiking, putting a strain on jail resources and staff.
BOSTON – From food insecurity and staffing shortages to an unequal and “broken” local public health system, advocates and lawmakers on Tuesday said the COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in the state’s ability to meet the health needs of residents that should be filled with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Gov. Charlie Baker has […]