Visits to Mass. prisoners fall sharply under new rules

July 11th, 2019

The Boston Globe
July 11th, 2019
By Mark Arsenault

“Many studies have been done, including by the DOC, that correlate prison visits with reduced recidivism,” said Elizabeth Matos, director of Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts, a nonprofit advocacy group for inmates.

Prisoners who receive more visits have fewer incidents of misconduct while incarcerated and a better chance of readjusting once they get out, said Matos, whose group is representing prisoners and visitors who are challenging the new rules in court.

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