Category: Stan Rosenberg

Sep 30

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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May 11

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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