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Melissa’s Law

Les Gosule

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.

08/02/2012

Governor Deval Patrick

Governor Patrick To Sign ‘Three Strikes’ Crime Bill

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

07/31/2012

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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.

07/30/2012

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.”

07/27/2012

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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.

07/19/2012

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.

03/16/2011

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