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After Years Of Scrutiny And Inmate Deaths, Bridgewater State Hospital Shows Signs Of Progress16:59

Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater is seen in 2004. (Lisa Poole/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater is seen in 2004. (Lisa Poole/AP)

Calls for reform at Bridgewater State Hospital, the state's medical facility for male inmates suffering from mental illness, grew louder following the 2009 death of inmate Joshua Messier.

In January, Gov. Charlie Baker proposed a series of changes for the facility during his State of the Commonwealth address, including removing corrections officers from the hospital and expanding clinical services. Since April the hospital has been under the management of a private firm tasked with implementing the changes.


Michael Rezendes, investigative reporter and member of the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team. He tweets @MikeRezendes.

Kevin Ann Huckshorn, assistant hospital administrator at Bridgewater State Hospital.

This segment aired on September 11, 2017.


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