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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.

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...

Another Bristol County jail suicide sparks concern

Bristol County officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a 47-year-old inmate at the county jail in North Dartmouth, prompting renewed criticism of the jail’s...

How Hampden County Is Working To Prevent Inmate Suicides

As county jails in Massachusetts see increasing numbers of inmate suicides, critics are calling for more state oversight of county sheriffs who run the...

County Jails Have Turned Into Psychiatric Hospitals, Sheriffs Say

In many county jails in Massachusetts, more than half the inmates struggle with some form of mental illness. County sheriffs say their jails have...

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