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First Massachusetts ‘compassionate release’ prisoner goes home

The first prisoner to be freed under Massachusetts’ new medical parole law is home in Centerville after the state Department of Correction approved his...

Abuse claims persist for special needs school

Gilberto Toro — 22 years old and severely disabled — was repeatedly whipped by a belt-wielding caretaker two years ago in a group home...

Middlesex jail steps up suicide-prevention efforts

by K. Sophie Will The Middlesex county jail in Billerica is boosting its efforts to prevent inmate suicides, after three inmates have taken their own...

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,...

Interview: Chris Burrell and the Fred Clay case

From The Takeaway, a public radio production from PRI and WNYC: In August last year, Frederick Clay was released after serving 38 years in prison...

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...

Aging and dying in prison

A Massachusetts state prison is expanding the graveyard where it buries inmates who die in custody, one consequence of the state's huge increase in...

Friendly sentiments are not helping Albania gain more U.S. investments

by Josh Coe, Fjori Sinoruka and Blerina Allushi This story is the fifth in a series produced by reporter-fellows participating in an exchange program between the New...

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.