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Better prison mental health care sought

Cost estimated in the millions

Veronica Madden (center) , associate commissioner at the state Department of Correction, testified that virtually all the recommendations in the Hayes suicide study will be adopted. Veronica Madden (center) , associate commissioner at the state Department of Correction, testified that virtually all the recommendations in the Hayes suicide study will be adopted. (JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Beth Healy and Michael Rezendes
Globe Staff / May 2, 2007

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State legislators, reacting to the recent spate of suicides in Massachusetts prisons, sought assurances from prison officials yesterday that they were taking greater precautions with mentally ill inmates to prevent further deaths. (Full article: 694 words)

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