From secret hiring practices to a revolving door of political appointees, the Mass Parole Board is a “black hole,” and “lives are at risk.”
The event is intended to move District Attorney Rachael Rollins, who could support Angela Jefferson's motion for a new trial.
150-plus Advocates testify about “broken” Mass criminal legal system
"In Massachusetts, Black and brown students make up 27% of the student body, but 64% of the school-based arrests."
Freeze all new prison and jail construction in Massachusetts for five years
“The state is considering spending $50 million to construct a new prison for these women, where they will continue to cost the state $13.5 million a year”
Creating community and value for people who society has otherwise denied the opportunity
“It’s important to have someone as a community organizer who has been affected by incarceration.”
Stories of long separation from loved ones, along with forced isolation and inhumane treatment of pregnant women, are part of a broader story of abuse and neglect at MCI-Framingham
“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.”