“This is a system that comes out of slavery and perpetuates slavery … We are swimming in the mythology that [it] is designed to get to the truth.”
“[Their] words and actions send a clear message: don’t bother coming and don’t bother giving testimony.”
“People of color are more likely to serve longer sentences, even after accounting for criminal history, demographics, initial charge severity, court jurisdiction, and neighborhood characteristics.”
“We are committed to freeing every last prisoner of the unjust war on drugs, starting with the estimated 40,000 individuals imprisoned for cannabis.”
“It’s important to have someone as a community organizer who has been affected by incarceration.”
A documentary about the impact that a lack of effective pandemic protocol has had on the Bay State
“The remedy is not working. Jail populations are actually higher now than the second week of April."
No one serving a life without parole sentence has been granted a commutation since 1997
“This call for releases is not the advocacy community trying to capitalize on an opportunity to decarcerate … Prison health care is already overstressed and a lack of response will absolutely kill people.”
Now records we have received from Healey’s shed light on why her office may be avoiding the issue—her office is also guilty of the same kind of questionable social media management.