'Dying On The Sheriff's Watch' Tells Stories Of Inmates Suffering From Poor Medical Care In Mass. County Jails

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As the coronavirus pandemic upends life as we know it, everyone is at risk. Especially vulnerable are those behind bars, who risk falling ill out of the public eye.

A new series from WBUR's investigative team finds people at county correctional facilities are also at the mercy of a system that has failed many before.

We speak with WBUR's investigations team on their series, "Dying On The Sheriff's Watch," which tells the stories of people who suffered from dire medical conditions in Massachusetts county jails and were ignored or mistrusted — with fatal consequences.

The investigative team at WBUR is Senior Investigative Editor-Reporter Christine Willmsen and Investigative Reporter Beth Healey.

This segment aired on March 26, 2020.


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