"We want to lift the floor so that everyone can have the same access to their loved ones, not just those who can afford it.”
"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"
"The VOTES Act’s jail-based voting provisions will require sheriffs, DOC, and Secretary of Commonwealth facilitate voting for the 7-9,000 incarcerated eligible voters in Mass"
“[Their] words and actions send a clear message: don’t bother coming and don’t bother giving testimony.”
An update on the fight over whether to replace MCI-Framingham, the oldest Women's prison in America
“The SJC ruling makes clear that it's up to the Legislature to prevent the Sheriff from charging families exorbitant telephone fees to fund the costs of running the Jail."
“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.”
“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”
Departments claim it will "increase overall safety and advance transparency and accountability"
“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.”