“Stepping into this house made me feel better … She has a way of transforming pain into passion.”
“We’ve got a system in place where it’s just, grab this money from mostly poor people, but don’t have mechanisms in place to really account for what’s taken.”
“Everything that I came across for 40 years has been a battle.”
“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.”
"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."