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Christopher Burrell

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Christopher Burrell is an investigations reporter with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. His stories appear regularly on WGBH News.

Real estate boom threatens rooming houses at bottom of the housing...

A hot real estate market in Boston and surrounding cities is fueling rent hikes and evictions in what has long been one of the...

Licenses for undocumented immigrants seem to show benefits in Connecticut

Connecticut has seen a reduction in hit-and-run crashes over the past three years, which some safety experts attribute to the state’s four-year-old policy of...

Update: Jail suicides drop in Massachusetts after years of increases

by Chris Burrell and Hannah Schoenbaum The number of inmate suicides in Massachusetts’ county jails dropped to three last year — the lowest tally since...

After $1 mil payout for wrongful conviction, Fred Clay back at...

A day after learning that he’ll receive a $1 million settlement from the state, Fred Clay treated it like just another work day — punching the...

Fred Clay, wrongfully convicted and jailed 38 years, gets $1 million...

Fred Clay, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent almost 38 years in Massachusetts’ prisons, will receive a $1 million settlement from the...

Some cities are cashing in on homeowners’ tax debts

Some cities in Massachusetts are cashing in on homeowners who have failed to pay tax bills by running auctions that pull in thousands of...

Fighting for compensation after a wrongful conviction and 38 years in...

This story aired on NPR's Morning Edition on December 19, 2018. It is based on NECIR's four-part series that originally was broadcast by WGBH...

After 38 years in prison, old shackles are gone but new...

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here. For nearly 38 years, every time Fred Clay left prison for a court hearing,...

Wrongfully jailed for 38 years, Fred Clay rebuilds his life in...

Hypnosis helped send Fred Clay to prison almost 40 years ago when police used the now-discredited technique to sharpen the fuzzy memory of a...

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