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Joanne White (Credit: White Family)

Woman Sentenced In Stoughton Crash That Killed A Pregnant Woman

A Sharon woman was sentenced to five years in prison for a July 2013 car crash in Stoughton which killed a pregnant woman who was walking with her 11-year-old son.

11/21/2014

Police are seeking the public's help to find inmate Gary Smith. (Photo credit: Massachusetts Department of Correction)

Boston Inmate Escapes From Facility

Police officials are seeking the public’s help to find an inmate who walked out of the Massachusetts Department of Correction Brooke House in Boston Sunday.

11/16/2014

Michelle Kosilek

Mass. Prison Officials To Appeals Court Judge: Inmate Doesn’t Need Sex Change

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections told a federal appeals court Thursday that prison officials have provided adequate treatment, including female hormones, laser hair removal and psychotherapy. He said only 5 percent of people with the disorder actually undergo sex-reassignment surgery and argued that it would pose security issues at the all-male prison.

05/08/2014

Michelle Kosilek

Massachusetts Appeals Court To Hear Inmate Sex Change Case

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments from Massachusetts prison officials challenging a court order to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

05/04/2014

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Wife Pleads Guilty To Collecting $58K In Unemployment For Jailed Husband

A Somerville woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she collected more than $58,000 in unemployment benefits on her husband’s behalf while he was behind bars.

04/25/2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in U.S. District Court, July 10, 2013. (Sketch from Christine Cornell)

Feds: Marathon Bombing Suspect Made Detrimental Remark

Prosecutors say an FBI agent overheard Boston marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev making a “statement to his detriment” when his sister visited him in prison.

02/28/2014

Michelle Kosilek

Mass. Prison Officials Appeal Sex-Change Ruling

Massachusetts prison officials are appealing a decision that would force taxpayers to pay for a sex-change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

01/31/2014

(Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Whitey Bulger Moved To Federal Prison In Arizona

Convicted Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been moved to a federal prison in Arizona.

01/10/2014

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Keefer Madness: Escaped Inmate Turns Himself In Due To The Cold

42-year-old Robert Vick escaped prison, then turned himself in because of how cold it was.

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Mass. Bill Would Ban Prisons From Handcuffing Pregnant Women During Childbirth

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts coalition of women’s groups, doctors and human rights organizations are pushing a bill intended to outlaw the practice of handcuffing women prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth. The bill would […]

12/14/2013

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