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Brookline rejects effort to ban secrecy clauses in harassment settlements

The Brookline town meeting defeated a proposal Tuesday night to do away with secrecy provisions in settlements of racial or sexual harassment claims again...

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...

Brookline citizens push ban on secret settlements as town pledges data...

After a stream of revelations of secret harassment and discrimination settlements, the town of Brookline has decided it will annually release information about settlements...

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...

Police investigating alleged overtime scam at Boston Public Library

Custodians at the Boston Public Library have routinely been paid for overtime hours they did not work, according to a library janitor who said...

For too many people, the ‘recovery’ never happened

Frances Louis unlawfully walked into an unlocked vacant townhouse in Roxbury in 2009 claiming that the new owners owed her a moral debt to...

Interview: McKim and ‘hard truths’ of investigative reporting

Jenifer McKim, senior investigative reporter for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, shared her thoughts on a career spent revealing injustice through journalism...

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...