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Are doctors complicit in prison torture?
In the past few years an outcry has arisen over the involvement of military and CIA medical professionals and psychologists in torture. Some critics have even suggested criminal prosecution of the medical staff involved or, at least, revocation of their
The Maine medical community looks at solitary confinement
| April 23, 2010
Identifying and living as a transgender person has intense emotional implications that we touch on in this week's story. But here, as with most social issues, the personal is also political.
A look at the legal landscape
| February 26, 2010
Seeking humane treatment
Some Maine people are taking moral responsibility for the way supermax inmates are treated.
State and national efforts well under way
| February 19, 2010
Compassionate or coercive?
The election of Barack Obama has inspired dread among pro-lifers nationwide. But for the Rhode Island wing of the movement, the anxiety goes back quite a bit farther.
Pro-life pregnancy counselors say they are offering women hope, but critics see manipulation
| September 18, 2009
What? This old thing?
Glossy guidebooks often extol Boston as one of America’s most “European” cities, a euphemism that means that we’re . . . you know, wicked old.
A guide to Boston's secret trove of peculiar artifacts
| August 27, 2008
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