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Hello,

I'm a reporter with the Lowell Sun, and I'm working on an article about the rate of health code violations in state and county correctional facilities.

Many of Massachusetts' prisons have hundreds of health code violations -- from things like chipped paint on the walls to improper food storage and inadequate cell space. But I probably don't need to tell many of you that, which is why I'm here. I'd like to talk to any inmates, former inmates, or their families who are willing to discuss the physical conditions inside facilities. It's one thing to read about it on paper, but I'm looking for firsthand accounts. If you're interested in talking, please don't hesitate to contact me and we can discuss the terms of our conversation (whether it's on the record or off).

Any help is appreciated, and thanks so much for your time.

Todd Feathers
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A better article to write would be one regarding the atrocious medical care inmates receive. Submitting slips to see a medical professional and receiving pills that do nothing to treat the actual issue does not make for adequate healthcare.
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A better article to write would be one regarding the atrocious medical care inmates receive. Submitting slips to see a medical professional and receiving pills that do nothing to treat the actual issue does not make for adequate healthcare.
Interesting, I've heard the same from other people. Any chance you can elaborate on the process, either here or by contacting me directly?

For example, is there a specific name for the slips inmates submit?

Everything is confidential and anonymous at this point. Thanks very much for the note.

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