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Roanne Sragow

Roanne Sragow, who became a judge, during an arraignment in May 2013. (Courtesy Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe)
Roanne Sragow, who became a judge, during an arraignment in May 2013. (Courtesy Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe)

As a lawyer in the the early 1980s, Roanne Sragow worked with John F. Kerry (who would go on to become a U.S. senator, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Secretary of State) to free George Reissfelder from prison on the basis that he had been wrongly identified and convicted at trial for murdering a security guard in 1966. Sragow’s efforts to convince the Massachusetts Legislature to compensate Reissfelder for the 16 years he had served in jail for the wrongful conviction failed.

-- Written by Stephen Kurkjian


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