Melissa’s Law

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Gov. Patrick Signs ‘Three Strikes’ Crime Bill Into Law

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a crime bill with a so-called three strikes provision barring parole for repeat violent offenders.


Governor Deval Patrick

Governor Patrick To Sign ‘Three Strikes’ Crime Bill

Governor Patrick announced Tuesday that he would sign the “three strikes” crime bill.


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Lawmakers Reject Gov. Patrick’s Amended Version Of Crime Bill

The House and Senate rejected Governor Deval Patrick’s amendment to a crime bill.


House Speaker Robert DeLeo

Keller @ Large: DeLeo: House Would Override Patrick Veto Of ‘3 Strikes’ Bill

House Speaker Robert DeLeo told WBZ-TV a key amendment being promoted by Gov. Deval Patrick to the “three-strikes” bill toughening penalties for repeat violent offenders “would really gut the bill.”


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Melissa’s Bill One Step Closer To Law

The measure would prevent three-time violent habitual offenders from being released on parole.


Woburn Police Officer John Maguire was killed in the line of duty by a parolee on December 26, 2010. (credit: Woburn Police Dept.)

Lawmakers To Hold Parole Overhaul Hearing About ‘Melissa’s Law’

Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to hear testimony on the best ways to overhaul the state’s parole system.