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...

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...

Lawsuit cites NECIR findings on jail suicides

Three mentally ill inmates sued the Bristol County Sheriff's Office for mistreatment, citing an investigation by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting that...

Release of Darrell Jones makes media waves

A judge's release of Darrell Jones, in prison for 32 years for a murder he always maintained he did not commit, has caught the...

WCVB Chronicle: NECIR investigation of Darrell Jones conviction

Anthony Everett of WCVB Chronicle reports on what a year-long investigation by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting uncovered about the murder conviction...

No retrial for man freed following NECIR investigation

Jack Nicas is thrilled that the Lowell man whose innocence case he first wrote about for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting in...

Gov. Baker unveils DCF reforms to ‘keep kids safe’

Gov. Charlie Baker announced today system-wide reforms in the troubled state Department of Children and Families – including policies to better assess safety risks to vulnerable children from the first calls of trouble to the closure of a case.

Federal bill calls for better education for prenatal genetic tests

Worried that too few doctors and pregnant women understand that new prenatal genetic tests can be wrong a significant amount of time, two U.S. Congresswomen from opposite ends of the abortion debate have introduced legislation that would provide warnings about limitations of the screens.

Massachusetts GOP demands explanation for $75,000 East Boston earmark

Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Kristen Hughes called out East Boston Democratic state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli today for sponsoring an earmark featured in a recent report by...