The Supreme Judicial Court returned to the issue earlier this month in a case involving a Dorchester District Court judge’s denial of an expungement request by a defendant for two sets of records involving possession of small quantities of marijuana dating back more than 15 years.
Elugardo answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about her candidacy, bills she’s sponsored to help incarcerated individuals, redistricting, and more.
Three-quarters of a million New Yorkers have convictions in their history. ‘Fair chance’ laws could change their lives
“These extraordinary innovators should inspire us all to harness our own talents and imagination to support transformational efforts for a more equitable world.”
On Nov. 5, ACT UP Boston, labor leaders, frontline harm reductionists, housing advocates, contingents of students, folks who have been houseless and people who use drugs converged on City Hall for a protest press conference and speak-out.
300+ people took part in a 90-mile march from Springfield to the Massachusetts State Housein September to demand an end to new prison and jail construction. The march and the organizing behind it marks major growth in the movement for prison abolition in Massachusetts.
As states pass new laws to reform solitary confinement, advocates are pushing for this harmful practice to be fully abolished.
The Push to Make Phone Calls Free for People Incarcerated in Massachusetts Hits a Critical Moment Tuesday
Massachusetts families spend about $25 million each year on phone calls to incarcerated relatives, a nonprofit advocacy group says.
Today, a 90-mile march, the “Long March for No New Prisons and Jails,” ended at the Massachusetts State House with 100 abolitionists and supporters rallying and holding a press conference.
Activists and state representatives spoke to and reviewed acts for changes to public housing policy in the Commonwealth during a virtual public hearing Wednesday afternoon.