“Everything that I came across for 40 years has been a battle.”
Mass Is Still Gouging Prisoners On Phone Fees. Will Lawmakers Finally Change That?
“Even if they are providing the most rehabilitative programs available, it still wouldn’t be right to fund programs like that via the lowest income people.”
INNOVATIVE REENTRY: THE FOCUS OF THOMAS KOONCE’S PAROLE HEARING
“Today I am in support of a brother and friend who has been the most influential person in my life.”
DAY-LONG HEARING ON CORRECTIONS SEES PLEAS FOR FREE CALLS AND AN END TO LIFE W/OUT PAROLE
150-plus Advocates testify about “broken” Mass criminal legal system
A STATE REP GOES TO SPEAK WITH MEN INCARCERATED AT OLD COLONY
A follow-up to our feature about suicide attempts, self-harm, and COVID at the Bridgewater state prison
A YEAR OF DISASTER AT OLD COLONY: SUICIDE ATTEMPTS, SELF-HARM, AND COVID
“People call saying, “I just can’t bear it.” “The walls are closing in on me; I can’t talk to my family; I’ve lost it.”
WHY ARE HALF OF MASS CORRECTION OFFICERS REFUSING THE COVID VACCINE?
Even as the pandemic rages in prisons, vaccines and masks are seen as “a sign of weakness”
MASS KEEPS TRYING TO BUILD A NEW WOMEN’S PRISON OUTSIDE OF PUBLIC VIEW
"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”
INSIDE THE FIGHT TO DOCUMENT THE HORRORS AT AMERICA’S OLDEST WOMEN’S PRISON
The stories of the women of MCI-Framingham reveal a culture of neglect and abuse at America’s oldest women’s correctional institution.
SPECIAL FEATURE: THE QUIET ONE
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.