A follow-up to our feature about suicide attempts, self-harm, and COVID at the Bridgewater state prison
criminal justice reform
Even as the pandemic rages in prisons, vaccines and masks are seen as “a sign of weakness”
"When you talk about building new prisons, you are putting out the message that those of us that live in these communities that you are intending future generations to be in those beds”
While members of the public can listen in on this hearing for Thomas Koonce without seeing it, they are unable to record the hearing
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