Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Bill Stalled
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to hash out details of legislation intended to make major changes to the state's criminal justice system. Democratic leaders in the Senate have already floated a wide-ranging bill. Besides eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for some drug offenses while increasing penalties for others, the proposal calls for a reduction in court fees charged to
Alternative To Incarceration
A ground-breaking program using literature to help find alternatives to incarceration was recognized Tuesday by the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency. UMass Dartmouth English Professor Robert Waxler, Judge Robert Kane and probation officer Wayne St...