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Patrick aide spurns prison policy change

Rejects call to ban solitary confinement for the mentally ill

By Michael Rezendes and Thomas Farragher
Globe Staff / December 12, 2007

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The Patrick administration said yesterday that it would not support a blanket ban on the placement of mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement, rejecting calls for swift action from lawmakers who said the practice only makes sick prisoners sicker and prone to suicide. (Full article: 844 words)

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