Reporters’ Notebook: How WBUR Told ‘Dying On The Sheriff’s Watch’
WBUR’s investigative team set out with a question: How many people have died in county jails across Massachusetts over the past decade, and what happened to them? Here's how reporters told "Dying on the Sheriff's Watch."
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First Listen: Dying On The Sheriff's Watch
A new WBUR investigation found inmates in county jails, awaiting trial or bail and in medical distress, were ignored even as their illnesses turned into emergencies with deadly consequences. Get a first listen here.
Powerful Sheriffs Rarely Held To Account As Families Fight For The Truth
When inmates die, holding jails accountable can be a frustrating battle that pits families against the legal resources of sheriffs. For many, justice feels out of reach. Here's part four of "Dying on the Sheriff's Watch."
Inside One Jail's Health Care Problems And ‘Culture Of Impunity’
Corrections officers play a leading role in how medical care is handled at county jails. They can save lives in emergencies. They also can delay care. Here's part three of "Dying on the Sheriff's Watch."
Pain And Profits: Sheriffs Hand Off Inmate Care To Private Health Companies
Inside county jails, inmates have suffered, and sometimes died, under the care of companies with contracts aimed at curbing costs and hospital trips. Here's part two of "Dying on the Sheriff's Watch."
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When Inmates Die Of Poor Medical Care, Jails Often Keep It Secret
A WBUR investigation found that when people suffered from dire medical conditions in Massachusetts jails, they were often ignored and mistrusted, with fatal consequences. Here’s part one of “Dying on the Sheriff’s Watch.”