In a state that sets up former inmates for failure, this program offers hope through education and more
BINJ is examining how grassroots campaigns in Massachusetts and elsewhere are challenging policies related to parole, fighting to reduce the number of people sentenced to life without parole, and in many cases, having success and creating real change.
“I get calls from lifers every week that feel they have not gotten a fair hearing by the parole board.”
While we can use all the local push that we can get, we are thrilled that The Appeal and The Marshall Project—both leading sources of news and information regarding criminal justice and prisons—picked up the latest from BINJ and reporter Jean Trounstine.
The Bay State has a fraught history of sentencing people to serve life without parole. Now lawmakers have a chance to end the bad deal Beacon Hill made to trade the death penalty for natural life sentences.