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Jenifer McKim

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

Massachusetts Senate passes bill to combat illicit massage businesses

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at fighting human trafficking in illicit massage businesses across the state.

AG wants investigation of Bristol sheriff

Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for an investigation into the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, citing concerns about suicides and allegations of “harsh or...

Department Of Correction Rejects First ‘Compassionate Release’ Petition For Dying Inmate

The Massachusetts Department of Correction has denied the medical parole request of a 31-year-old state prison inmate diagnosed with terminal cancer, the first ruling...

Murder at Souza prison: Are elderly inmates at risk?

By Jenifer B. McKim and K. Sophie Will William S. Sires, a 72-year-old convicted murderer, was walking with a cane in a maximum-security prison in...

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...