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Jenifer McKim

Jenifer McKim
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Jenifer McKim is a Senior Investigative Reporter and Senior Trainer at NECIR. See full bio >

The high cost of seriously ill inmates

Raymond Wallace is likely one of the most expensive county jail inmates in Massachusetts ever. The 41-year-old detainee has been awaiting trial and held on...

With aging prison population, Massachusetts looks to possible cost-saving, compassionate fix

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...

Jury clears former inmate in 1982 rape, awards him $5 million...

More than 35 years after Kevin O’Loughlin was convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl in Framingham, a jury on Tuesday found the gourmet food...

Former inmate seeks compensation after conviction vacated

Kevin O’Loughlin was convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl in Framingham in April 1982, a horrific crime he always insisted he didn’t commit. Three years...

Suicides on the rise at Massachusetts prisons, jails

Fourteen inmates died by suicide in Massachusetts prisons and jails in 2017, the highest such number of deaths since 2014, according to state and...

Bristol County report on suicide deaths leaves out key details

Nine months ago Kellie Pearson was driving in Fall River when she got a frantic call from her daughter telling her to call the...

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,...

‘These are reviews on victims of human trafficking’

Websites offer content written by customers of erotic massage parlors, making it easy to find sex traffickers. But prosecution is complex. by Jenifer McKim and...

Sheriff Office sued for alleged prisoner mistreatment

Three inmates with mental illnesses filed a lawsuit against staff at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office this week alleging they were treated to “extremely...