What it’s like inside an experimental, veterans-only jail housing unit
By Roberto Ferdman
In a barracks-style room in Billerica, Massachusetts, 25 veterans wake up each day and divide into squads for physical training and cleaning routines. But they’re not on an army base or in a VFW hall — they’re in a county jail.
This is HUMV, the inmate-named Housing Unit for Military Veterans, at the Middlesex County Jail. It is one of a small but growing number of jail units dedicated solely to veterans, and it’s being used as a model for other jails.
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