A 600-acre closed school in the Massachusetts hilltowns of Plainfield and Cummington could become a for-profit drug and alcohol addiction center by the end of the summer. That is, if if it gets zoning approval.
Although informants helped university police make drug arrests, a working group determined the policy’s harms outweighed the benefits.
Lawmakers say they don’t have a sense of how much this legislation would end up costing taxpayers or private insurers.
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A new poll on criminal justice issues from the group MassINC shows a shift in opinion over the past few decade