OPPOSE SPENDING ON POLICE AND PRISON VEHICLES AND NEW PRISONS

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By Bob Katzen

Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) is leading the charge to oppose some parts of the Information Technology bill including $92.5 million in spending on purchasing police cruisers and additional funding of Department of Corrections vehicles and construction of new prisons.

“We request that this committee reinvest in efforts and services that strengthen our communities and in technological improvements that include automating the process of criminal record sealing,” said Eldridge and the others in a letter.

“We strongly recommend decarceration and reinvestment in efforts and services that strengthen our communities and help vulnerable populations,” the letter continued. “Efforts should be made to create and implement a decarceration plan and be a model for the rest of the country. Sound policy and strategic investments in housing, mental health care, addiction treatment, education, employment and economic opportunity will address the reasons for incarceration and further decrease incarceration rates.”

One thought on “OPPOSE SPENDING ON POLICE AND PRISON VEHICLES AND NEW PRISONS”

  1. It’s about time someone looks into the out of control and corrupt Department of Corrections. Their budget is almost 700 million a year without any oversight. A good and minimal first start would be body cams for all Correctional Officers to see how many confrontations could be avoided.

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