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Suffolk County Sheriffs Department

Suffolk County Sheriff's Department is a law enforcement agency responsible for maintaining "custody and control of inmates and pre-trial detainees" in Suffolk County, MA. The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department manages the The Suffolk County Jail, often known as the "Suffolk County House of Corrections." Until 2019, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department maintained an agreement with US Immigration and Customs (ICE), through which ICE used the Suffolk County Jail to cage migrants (predominantly Black and Brown) prior to their deportations. The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department ended this agreement with ICE in 2019, after which Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tomkins has advocated that the jail's additional capacity be put to use for the caging of area residents who lack access to housing.

For more information on policing in Massachusetts, see entry on Boston Police.

200 Nashua St, Boston, MA 02114

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