Category: Charlie Baker

Mass. Senate Panel Gets a Look at Justice Reform Bill

The Telegram By Andy Metzger BOSTON – Senate members of the Judiciary Committee on Friday advanced a 114-page criminal justice bill that would phase out the indigent counsel fee, require regular reviews to determine whether a prisoner should stay in solitary confinement, and allow people to effectively wipe old charges from a national database. The …

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Mass. Voters Strongly Back Criminal Justice Reform

CommonWealth Magazine By Michael Jonas Massachusetts residents strongly support reform of the state’s criminal justice system, including elimination of mandatory minimum sentences and a greater emphasis on rehabilitation and education programs than incarceration, according to a new poll. Two-thirds of residents said prevention programs for youth and job training and education for inmates should be higher …

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