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Panel Finding Big Gaps In Probe Of Corrections

When a panel of lawmakers, experts and correction officials combed through data from county sheriffs in Massachusetts, they found rates of mental health issues among inmates ranging from 14 percent all the way up to 90 percent. And in the eyes of commission co-chair Sen. William Brownsberger, that 76 percentage point gap must be incorrect -- a microcosm of a larger problem the panel is poised to flag in a report to the Legislature.

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