Immigrant’s death in Boston jail sparks lawsuit

BOSTON -- The daughter of a 49-year-old immigration detainee who died at a Boston jail in 2009 has filed a federal lawsuit accusing officials at the Suffolk County House of Correction and its privately run infirmary of gross negligence.

The claim filed Sunday electronically with U.S. District Court in Boston, seeks unspecified damages in the October 2009 death of Pedro Tavarez, who was in jail fighting deportation to the Dominican Republic.  More

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