Parole board nominee rips council at rowdy meeting

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 […]

State wants to show compassion to ill inmates — and save money

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 […]