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.”
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."