Prisoners Are Front And Center At Historic Legislative Hearing “It has been proven that these life without parole sentences aren’t improving anything in our communities and continue to cause harm to families as people are incarcerated.” The packed room at the State House on Tuesday, July 25, was not unusual. Nor was the fact that […]
As Mass Reconsiders Life Without Parole For 18 To 20-Year-Olds? “Late adolescents are particularly likely to be sentenced based on systemic racism and implicit biases in policing, prosecution, and sentencing.” A potential history-making hearing was held before the seven justices at the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) on Feb. 6, as two linked cases called for […]
What Mass lawmakers can learn from the battle to end death by incarceration across the country
“Right now, we just don’t know what to do with nuclear waste. It lasts 100,000 years … It’s shockingly toxic. We’re going to have to figure out what to do with that waste for sure. I mean, 100,000 years.”
I attended three carefully chosen events with three separate candidates over the course of 24 hours: Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. All three candidates stood out for me because they have been more actively courting the disability vote, as compared to their peers in the candidate pool.