Allegations Of Substandard Care Span Decades At Valley Street Jail

The emergency suspension of a physician who oversees the medical needs of more than 200 inmates in Hillsborough County comes after the state Board of Medicine received numerous complaints of substandard care at Valley Street Jail.

DOJ to nix ‘felon,’ ‘convict’ terms deemed stigmatizing

A Justice Department division will no longer refer to people released from prison as “felons” or “convicts” because of the stigmatizing effects of the terms, an agency official announced in a Washington Post editorial Wednesday.

Valley Street jail doctor's license suspended

MANCHESTER — The doctor who oversees medical care for hundreds of inmates at the Valley Street jail had his medical license temporarily suspended, after state medical officials said his continued practice at the jail would amount to an imminent danger to life, safety and health.

Testimony for HB 1153 to stop towns from limiting where people convicted of sex crimes can live.

Residency restrictions against sex offenders are the worst practice in sex offender management. The residency codes in Franklin and Dover drove half the public registrants underground or out of town before lower courts abolished this unconstitutional banishment practice. That exodus of public registrants forced surrounding towns to adopt their own residency restrictions in a climate of fear created by all that ordinance writing.

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