Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a crime bill with a so-called three strikes provision barring parole for repeat violent offenders.
Will The Governor Sign Melissa’s Bill?
For years, a local family has been trying to get the state to toughen up the laws and keep repeat violent offenders in prison.
The father of a 27-year-old teacher who was raped and stabbed to death by a repeat offender is urging lawmakers to toughen the state’s parole system.