Who oversees parole in Mass? What motivates decisions? Does the outcome help the Commonwealth? Will the addition of another career prosecutor tilt the Mass parole board away from second chances?
Hampshire County has the most violent small jail in the state, and one of the least transparent
The second in a series profiling aging lifers seeking commutations from Mass prisons
The first in a series profiling aging lifers seeking commutations from Mass prisons
Street sales of Oxy and the resulting spike in heroin sales led to a whole new wave of nonviolent offenders sent to prison for years with mandatory minimum sentences.
The other reason I generally avoid the subject is because I’m transgender, and I already get enough threats for my reporting.
"Keeping people behind bars for longer and longer periods of time does not help."
Cash bail a debtors’ prison in the Commonwealth
It seems like the bad news never ceases at the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families.