“Everything that I came across for 40 years has been a battle.” It seemed that last week a decades-old controversial case was headed for a pardon vote. Outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker had recommended a pardon for Cheryl Amirault LeFave and her brother, Gerald, in the well-known and highly disputed Fells Acre Day Care case. […]
Mass is still gouging the families of prisoners on phone fees. Will lawmakers finally change that? For the past 10 years, Beverly Ross has spent hundreds of dollars a month on a middle-school teacher’s salary to ensure that her son knows his father, who is incarcerated in a Massachusetts prison. “My husband has been […]
DAY-LONG HEARING ON CORRECTIONS SEES PLEAS FOR FREE CALLS AND AN END TO LIFE W/OUT PAROLE
150-plus Advocates testify about “broken” Mass criminal legal system
SPECIAL FEATURE: A YEAR OF DISASTER AT OLD COLONY
“People call saying, “I just can’t bear it.” “The walls are closing in on me; I can’t talk to my family; I’ve lost it.”
REPORT: COMMONWEALTH COMMITTED TO “OTHER DEATH PENALTY”
New report shows 1/6 of women in Mass prisons sentenced to life without parole.