While members of the public can listen in on this hearing for Thomas Koonce without seeing it, they are unable to record the hearing
criminal justice reform
The epidemic of reincarceration for technical parole violations in the age of COVID
What Mass lawmakers can learn about parole from the battle to end death by incarceration across the country. “To see the transformation of those who have caused harm is important for those who have been harmed.”
In the process of editing this week’s cover feature by Jean Trounstine, a collaboration with the ...
The visitation provision is part of a much larger criminal justice reform bill. According to Lucius Couloute, policy analyst with the Prison Policy Initiative, some sheriffs' departments around the country have eliminated in-person visiting in favor of video systems that can turn a profit, and that makes provisions like this necessary.
Criminal justice reformers respond to Neanderthal district attorneys
The second in a series profiling aging lifers seeking commutations from Mass prisons
The first in a series profiling aging lifers seeking commutations from Mass prisons
I’m glad this column has allowed me to shine a light, however small, on the ills that plague the city. But we need more voices like mine, and more willingness to take risks.