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Licenses for undocumented immigrants seem to show benefits in Connecticut

Connecticut has seen a reduction in hit-and-run crashes over the past three years, which some safety experts attribute to the state’s four-year-old policy of...

Why rich powerful men buy cheap sex

Michael is not surprised to hear that Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, was charged with soliciting prostitution in a Florida massage...

Interview: Freed after 38 years

Listen to Jason Flom's interview with NECIR Reporter Chris Burrell for the podcast, Wrongful Conviction, discussing the case of Fred Clay and his 38...

After $1 mil payout for wrongful conviction, Fred Clay back at...

A day after learning that he’ll receive a $1 million settlement from the state, Fred Clay treated it like just another work day — punching the...

Fred Clay, wrongfully convicted and jailed 38 years, gets $1 million...

Fred Clay, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent almost 38 years in Massachusetts’ prisons, will receive a $1 million settlement from the...

Fighting for compensation after a wrongful conviction and 38 years in...

This story aired on NPR's Morning Edition on December 19, 2018. It is based on NECIR's four-part series that originally was broadcast by WGBH...

New data, with gaps, show hundreds of thousands of elder abuse...

Across the United States, solitude has become a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of senior citizens living at home. Last year alone, state adult...

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...

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,...

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