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Three Strikes: Governor, you’re up

Clergy members and community activists gathered near the State House Tuesday to condemn more than just the "three-strikes" criminal-sentencing bill that currently sits on Governor Deval Patrick's desk.
Prison-Industrial Simplex
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 27, 2012
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Three strikes is foul

To no one's surprise, the Massachusetts State Legislature succumbed to its baser instincts when it passed a modified "three strikes" criminal-sentencing bill, which would make felony offenders ineligible for parole if two prior crimes resulted in prison
Plus, Menino lays an egg, and sex-abuse justice
By EDITORIAL  |  July 27, 2012
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Obama's Vision: ''An America Built to Last''

By any measure, President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech would have been considered a political winner, but coming just one day after the Republicans' constipated Florida-primary debate, Obama scored an undeniable triumph.
Plus, Deval Patrick
By EDITORIAL  |  January 27, 2012
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Will Governor Patrick strike out?

Governor Deval Patrick used part of Monday's State of the Commonwealth address to break his public silence on pending law-enforcement legislation.
Full Count Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 27, 2012
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How 'three strikes' legislation fails

Despite evidence that "three strikes" mandatory sentencing laws don't work, are punishingly expensive for taxpayers, and make an already unfair criminal-justice system even more irrational and racist, the Massachusetts legislature seems hell-bent on ena
A bad pitch
By EDITORIAL  |  January 06, 2012