The wife of convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his tongue and lymph nodes while serving an 8-year federal prison sentence in Lexington, Ky.
A Chelsea man convicted of fatally beating another man in a dispute over a parking space has been sentenced to nine to 13 years in prison.
House lawmakers would consider scaling back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders in Massachusetts, opening the door to a potential compromise on a stalled sentencing bill that also eliminates parole for some of the state’s most violent repeat offenders.
Delaware man who faked his way into Harvard has been sentenced to a year in prison for violating his probation by putting the university on his resume.
A Rhode Island inmate has grown a 260-pound pumpkin on the grounds of the state prison.
An inmate who escaped from a Rhode Island prison has been found 20 miles away in Massachusetts.
A grand jury has indicted a former Essex County Correctional Facility employee for having sex with an inmate.
he state prisons department has suspended two employees and the Hampden district attorney is investigating whether they made death threats to hospitalized murder suspect, Tamik Kirkland.
A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his involvement in a drug ring that distributed cocaine and heroin to Maine drug buyers.
WBZ’s Neil Chayet has a case of mistaken identity.