How Bristol County Sheriff Paul Heroux aims to save lives

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“During his 25-year reign as sheriff, Hodgson — the Republican who was perhaps former president Donald Trump’s most ardent supporter in Massachusetts — became notorious for his cruel and dangerous jail policies and dehumanizing treatment of immigrant detainees. For instance, Hodgson, who was often nicknamed the “Joe Arpaio” [] of the region, offered to send inmates to the US-Mexico border to help build Trump’s infamous wall; attempted to introduce chain gangs; and held the infamous record for having the highest rate of inmate suicides in the state. From 2006 to 2022, more than 20 individuals died by suicide under Hodgson’s watch.”

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