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  • DeLeo: Mandatory Minimum Laws Should Be Evaluated Individually

    DeLeo: Mandatory minimums should be evaluated individually DeLeo said developing a strategy to address high recidivism rates is his top priority Matt Murphy Published: January 9, 2017, 6:04 pm Updated: January 9, 2017, 6:33 pm BOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – House Speaker Robert DeLeo would likely not support a repeal of all mandatory minimum sentences, he said Monday, [...]

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  • Black, Latino Lawmakers Dissatisfied with Criminal Justice Effort

    Black, Latino lawmakers dissatisfied with criminal justice effort The final report is due later this month Katie Lannan, STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Published: January 8, 2017, 10:00 am Updated: January 8, 2017, 10:00 am   BOSTON, Mass. (State House News Service) – Critical of an ongoing review of the state’s criminal justice system, some members of the Massachusetts Black [...]

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  • Criminal Justice Reform Tops list of 11 issues to watch in the 2017-2018 legislative session

    11 issues to watch in the 2017-2018 legislative session Taxes, criminal justice reform among the possible hot topics over next two years Michael Norton, Katie Lannan, Andy Metzger, and Matt Murphy, State House News Service Published: January 2, 2017, 9:00 am Updated: January 3, 2017, 12:01 pm Massachusetts House Chamber (From State House News) BOSTON (State House News Service) [...]

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  • Jobs Not Jails pushing for Criminal Justice Reform

    Jobs Not Jails pushing for criminal-justice reform By Katie Lannan, State House News Service Lowell Sun Updated:2016-12-14 07:32:48.876 BOSTON — Ending mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses will be a top priority next year for criminal-justice reform advocates, who said they are worried legislation from Beacon Hill leaders will not address all aspects of the system. The Jobs Not Jails [...]

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  • Talking Points to Get RMV Bill Passed!

    The RMV collateral sanctions bill is now in Conference Committee to hash out the details between the House and Senate versions. We support the Senate version. Let’s make sure our representatives know that! Read the Talking Points here and then … PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS!       Find your legislator here. Ask your own State Representative and Senator to communicate their support [...]

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  • RMV Collateral Sanctions Campaign: URGENT ACTION ALERT

    URGENT ACTION ALERT: PLEASE CALL, WRITE LETTERS TO AND ARRANGE MEETINGS WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS: Ask them to support the Senate Version of the Bill to Repeal the Driver’s License Suspension Law (Senate 2021)! Dear Allies of EPOCA and the Jobs Not Jails Coalition, An important bill that will help people charged with a drug offense obtain jobs passed the [...]

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  • Why Restoring Driving Rights to Former Inmates Matters

    Why Restoring Driving Rights to Former Inmates Matters Massachusetts is on the verge of removing a roadblock for thousands of former inmates who had their licenses automatically suspended after being released. Maura Ewing, Contributor National Journal January 22, 2016 Steven Den­son put his life of drugs—both selling and us­ing—be­hind him after his most re­cent stint in pris­on, a four-year [...]

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  • House Votes to Repeal Driver’s License Suspension

    Yesterday (1/6/16), the House voted unanimously to pass our bill to End Collateral Sanctions at the RMV, but there is still work to be done. Read about it here, in an article by the Globe’s David Scharfenberg.

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  • CALL YOUR CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES & ASK THEM TO PASS H3039! & ASK THEM TO PASS H3039!

    URGENT ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES & ASK THEM TO PASS H3039! On September 24, 2015, the Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to pass our bill, An Act Relative to Motor Vehicle Suspension, now known as S2021. Now, the Massachusetts House must act to pass it’s sister, H3039. The vote will be tomorrow, January 6th at 1 [...]

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  • SUPPORT SB 64 AND SB 844 AND INCREASE THRESHOLDS FOR FELONY LARCENY

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  • Ask the AG: Why the Driver’s License Suspension Should be Repealed

    Ask the AG: Why the Driver’s License Suspension Should be Repealed Maura Healy explains this at minute 53:08 Video: Political Happy Hour with Maura Healey Reporter Joshua Miller interviews Attorney General Maura Healey at Suffolk University for the Globe’s Live Political Happy Hour.              

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  • 10/14/15 Jobs NOT Jails Hearing Coverage

    Read News Coverage of the 10/14 Jobs NOT Jails Hearing here:   Jafet Robles of Springfield speaks at a Jobs Not Jails rally outside the Statehouse on Oct. 14, 2015. (SHIRA SCHOENBERG / THE REPUBLICAN)  

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  • Globe Editorial: An offense that should come off the books

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  • Boston Herald Editorial: Repeal License Law

    Read this editorial on why Ending Collateral Sanctions at the RMV should pass in the Boston Herald on 9/18/15  

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  • Collateral Sanctions Bill Coverage

    Collateral Sanctions Bill Coverage Read it here in The Boston Globe

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