40 years ago this month, Fred Clay was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. After 38 years behind bars, he’s telling his story and writing another chapter.
Who oversees parole in Mass? What motivates decisions? Does the outcome help the Commonwealth? Will the addition of another career prosecutor tilt the Mass parole board away from second chances?
Street sales of Oxy and the resulting spike in heroin sales led to a whole new wave of nonviolent offenders sent to prison for years with mandatory minimum sentences.
The other reason I generally avoid the subject is because I’m transgender, and I already get enough threats for my reporting.
At Parents 4 Pot, we connect every day with people who are in desperate situations, and who are making difficult decisions.
The government has maintained that there is no systematic use of solitary confinement in America, but evidence shows otherwise.