Search for a “Clean Slate” Remains Elusive

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.

Walking Away From Prisons and Jails in Massachusetts

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.

Solitary By Another Name

As states pass new laws to reform solitary confinement, advocates are pushing for this harmful practice to be fully abolished.