As county jails in Massachusetts see increasing numbers of inmate suicides, critics are calling for more state oversight of county sheriffs who run the jails. And for more equity in how they’re funded by the state.
Some jails like Hampden County’s are trying new techniques to reduce suicides. And lessons could be learned from the state prisons which have seen inmate suicides drop.
The Eye looks at possible solutions to a growing – and tragic – problem.
Listen to Part 4 in our series below: