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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick disciplines officials over patient's death

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BOSTON — State Department of Correction officials and three prison guards have been disciplined over the 2009 death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital. Gov. Deval Patrick announced Saturday he reprimanded Correction Commissioner Luis S. Spencer for inaction in the wake of Joshua Messier's death, which was ruled a homicide. The Boston Globe reports that the governor's...

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