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3 minutes | 2 months ago
Utility Regulators Ignored Conflict Of Interest Concerns For National Grid Audit
The attorney general's office said the company conducting the audit lacked experience for the job and appeared to have a conflict of interest. Two former National Grid employees, one formerly a high-ranking executive, would be key players in the audit.
5 minutes | 3 months ago
Despite Eviction Ban, Some Landlords Pressure Tenants To Leave Amid Pandemic
A WBUR investigation has found landlords threatening tenants, badgering them to pay or leave and even calling law enforcement, despite an eviction moratorium that prohibits these tactics.
4 minutes | 5 months ago
Rollins: Suffolk County Sheriff Never Alerted DA Of Inmate’s Death, Despite Protocols
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins says the sheriff's department should have reported an inmate's death to the DA's office for review. The inmate's family believes poor medical care contributed to his death in 2015.
4 minutes | 7 months ago
In Trove Of Emails To State Officials, Feds Downplayed Coronavirus Risks
Federal health agencies' emails to state officials repeatedly downplayed the looming threat in the first three months of 2020, causing confusion and delaying action in Massachusetts and across the country.
7 minutes | 7 months ago
'I Have A Guy In China': Inside The Pandemic Market For Medical Masks
There is a vast wave of people and companies finding money-making opportunities in the time of COVID-19. They are jumping into the loosely regulated business of selling masks to hospitals and health departments scrambling to keep workers safe amid a shortage of supplies.
4 minutes | 10 months ago
Gaps In Tracking Jail Deaths A ‘National Scandal’
Lawmakers call for more transparency from Mass. sheriffs after a WBUR investigation found some people died in county jails following poor medical care. The issue is all the more urgent as the coronavirus spreads in jails and prisons.
11 minutes | 10 months ago
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."
10 minutes | 10 months ago
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."
12 minutes | 10 months ago
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."
11 minutes | 10 months ago
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.”
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