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BOSTON ANTI-PRISON ORGANIZERS OPPOSE $50 MILLION PROJECT 

 “I think that jail and prison construction is business as usual, and I also think that the Department of Correction is the least accountable agency in the Commonwealth… as long as we give them a blank check to spend as much as they want, they’re going to keep doing it... and we want to give them more money? Absolutely not.”

3 FIRMS PICKED TO VIE FOR BAY STATE PRISON REHAB IN PREPERATION FOR MCI FRAMINGHAM PRISONERS

Rebecca Sherer, an engineer who chairs the Designer Selection Board, said she doesn't want to see "business as usual" with this DOC project, especially in light of comments submitted by a number of women who attended Wednesday's meeting with a group called Families for Justice as Healing, which advocates for ending the incarceration of women and girls.

PREPPING TO MOVE FEMALE PRISONERS AT MCI FRAMINGHAM

At a meeting on Wednesday, the deliberations of the state’s Designer Selection Board were disrupted by a group called Families for Justice as Healing, which felt the selection process was moving too swiftly.

“WHEN A PARENT IS TAKEN AWAY IT'S LIKE A DEATH"

Aubourg, whose father was sentenced to 10 years in prison when she was seven years old. She saw him once a year in a visiting room that she remembers as being “cold and controlled.”

FAMILIES JUSTICE AS HEALING INTERUPTED THE DESIGN PROCESS FOR BUILDING A NEW FEMALE PRISON.

a hearing of the House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, comes after months of questions from advocates, attorneys, and prisoners about plans for the aging facility and where the state would relocate inmates if the prison were closed. 

We oppose funding a new women's prison being built in the Commonwealth, at the House Bonding Oversight Committee Hearing

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