WBURNovember 30, 2021By Deborah Becker It was 14 years ago that Dion Young was released from prison. Since then, he said he’s complied with all conditions of his parole and is working full-time and mentoring at-risk youth. At 51 years old, he decided to ask that his parole be terminated, a move allowed under state […]
THE FIRST STEP FOR MASS. COMMISSION ON PAROLE AND RACISM? FIGURING OUT THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO ASK July 15, 2021GBHBy Craig LeMoult A commission tasked with examining structural racism in Massachusetts’ parole system has a lot of questions it needs answered. In its second virtual meeting, the commission Thursday heard from a Columbia University expert […]
After 17 years on parole in Massachusetts, Wayne Lane completed his parole in March of last year — at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Amid mounting cases of COVID-19 in the state’s prisons and jails, a group of community organizations are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker and top lawmakers to push the Parole Board to expedite releases of eligible parolees.
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MassLive July 10th, 2019 By Shira Schoenberg Since Massachusetts created a medical parole program in April 2018, the state has approved only four requests to release terminally ill prisoners. Now, new rules being considered by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security could limit the pool of eligible prisoners even further. Speaking at a public […]
MassLive June 21st, 2019 By Matt Murphy / STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Opposition among members of the Governor’s Council to putting another prosecutor on the Parole Board could derail Gov. Charlie Baker’s newest nominee, who chastised the council at her recent confirmation hearing and openly contemplated withdrawing. Baker nominated Springfield District Court chief prosecutor Karen […]
Boston Globe June 26, 2018 By Maria Cramer Dominic Cinelli was one year out of prison and on parole when he shot and killed a police officer the day after Christmas in 2010. Since then, the number of people released on parole has remained consistently low, the state parole board has been stacked with members […]
Boston Globe May 21, 2018 By Jenifer McKim, New England Center for Investigative Reporting GARDNER — Beyond the barbed wire of a state prison, down a dirt road marked with “no trespassing” signs, lies a hill dotted with PVC-pipe crosses marking the graves of nearly 90 inmates. The makeshift crosses in this state-owned cemetery bear […]