The news is out: [BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts state prisons are failing to provide proper care to prisoners with serious mental health issues, putting inmates’ lives at risk and violating their constitutional rights, federal authorities said Tuesday.
An investigation by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office found troubling conditions within Massachusetts Department of Correction facilities that authorities say has resulted in prisoners dying or seriously injuring themselves while on mental health watch.
“Our investigation revealed that MDOC fails to provide adequate mental health treatment to prisoners experiencing a mental health crisis and instead exposes them to conditions that harm them or place them at serious risk of harm,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the DOJ’s civil rights division said in an emailed statement. “Remedying these deficiencies promptly will ensure that we protect the constitutional rights of these vulnerable prisoners and promote public safety,” he said.]
Blah, blah, blah. No one will be charged because no one is responsible. End of story.