CommonWealth Magazine

Senate goes big on criminal justice bill

The Senate is poised to consider a wide-ranging criminal justice bill that would reform everything from the bail system to mandatory minimum sentences and fees and penalties that weigh heavily on low-income defendants.

Publish Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

Brownsberger’s big tent

If politics is a game of addition, put Sen. Will Brownsberger down in the plus column. The lead sponsor of a sweeping criminal justice reform bill convened a marathon rally on behalf of the legislation at the State House that started on Thursday morning and ended in the afternoon.

Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Legislators call for broader criminal justice reform

LAWMAKERS GATHERED OUTSIDE the House chamber Tuesday to declare their commitment to wide-ranging criminal justice reforms, further evidence of a push on Beacon Hill for changes that go beyond a consensus bill rolled out by Gov. Charlie Baker in February.

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Subscribe to RSS - CommonWealth Magazine