“I am now in the same predicament as I was when I first got out of prison.”
College classes cost less than half of what Mass pays to incarcerate people. So why aren’t we educating more prisoners?
“Late adolescents are particularly likely to be sentenced based on systemic racism and implicit biases in policing, prosecution, and sentencing.”
“Everything that I came across for 40 years has been a battle.”
Parole Board Chair Gloriann Moroney’s contentious hearing to become a judge
"Not only was I stunned by the way some of the councilors conducted themselves, but I was also disheartened by the lack of probing questions"
“[Their] words and actions send a clear message: don’t bother coming and don’t bother giving testimony.”
“We were stressed and unappreciated … left blinded.”
“I wanted help, but I didn’t know how to ask for it. So I asked in the wrong way, and I took somebody’s life”
“Of particular significance is that his rehabilitative efforts were done while he believed he was going to spend the rest of his life in prison.”