WCVB Boston reports that Pedro Tavarez, an immigration detainee at Suffolk County House of Correction, possibly died from faulty medical care provided by medical staff at the jail. He died last October after contracting a bacterial infection. He was only 49 years old.
A federal report done by the Office of Professional Responsibility, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, found that the medical staff's care fell short. The report also indicated that when Pedro Tavarez had a heart attack, the staff transported him to a hospital that did have emergency services.