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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.

Lawsuits add up over Bristol County jail inmate suicides

Barbara Kice wants justice for her son, who hanged himself in 2015 in the Bristol County House of Correction. The jail, all by itself,...

Lawmakers grapple with solutions to peril of tax liens (Pt. 3)

Critics of a state law that allows cities and towns in Massachusetts to sell tax lien debt to private investment companies have been calling...

Renters face eviction in wake of tax lien foreclosures (Pt. 2)

Renters aren’t responsible for paying the property taxes or water and sewer bills. Their monthly rent helps cover those costs, but it’s up to...

Tax Lien Law Haunts Massachusetts Property Owners (Pt. 1)

Imagine losing your home and all your equity because you failed to pay a $500 water or sewer bill. As dozens of cities and towns...

Should state change compensation law for wrongfully convicted?

Public defenders, advocates and former inmates whose convictions were overturned are meeting at the Massachusetts statehouse on Monday to call for changes to a...

Embattled Mental Health Provider Faces New Fine From OSHA

The federal agency that monitors workplace dangers has issued a $207,000 fine against a private psychiatric hospital in Lowell for failing to protect its...

Convicted at age 16, man freed 38 years later as innocent...

Thirty-eight years after being convicted for a murder based in part on witness testimony given under hypnosis, Frederick Clay walked out of Suffolk Superior...

In wake of immigration crackdown, some New England jails see brisk...

Six months since President Donald Trump ratcheted up immigration enforcement, some local jails in New England are doing a brisk business housing immigrants arrested...

Ocean acidification threatens Massachusetts shellfish industry

One of the bright spots in the state’s struggling fishing industry is shellfish, a lucrative crop of oysters, clams and sea scallops that generate...