Andrea Campbell

With criminal justice bill passed, what about services for ex-inmates?

With criminal justice bill passed, what about services for ex-inmates?

While state leaders talked about reducing recidivism, reentry programs to do that were being cut

LAWMAKERS PASSED A long-awaited, comprehensive criminal justice reform bill on Wednesday. But to fully realize its widely touted goal of reducing recidivism they will need to back some of the statutory changes and reform rhetoric with tangible resources. That was the message at a Boston City Council hearing on inmate reentry convened on Tuesday night(...)

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Boston voters dropkick Murphy, oust Yancey

Boston voters dropkick Murphy, oust Yancey

Council's longest serving members sent on their way

BOSTON VOTERS HEWED to the old adage that the only constant is change, voting out of office the two longest-serving members of the City Council. Longtime at-large councilor Steve Murphy is out, to be replaced by Annissa Essaibi George, a Dorchester high school teacher who also operates a yarn and knitting shop. Meanwhile, 32-year incumbent district(...)

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