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 […]

Disability laws apply to prisoners seeking parole, SJC rules

May 16, 2017 Boston Globe By John R. Ellement The state’s highest court Monday extended the Americans with Disabilities Act to mentally and physically disabled prisoners seeking parole, ruling that the state must help them get support systems in place in the community. The Supreme Judicial Court, in a unanimous ruling, wrote that the federal […]