It's Easy For Police To Seize Money. Worcester's District Attorney Makes It Hard To Get It Back
Under Massachusetts' civil forfeiture system, police can confiscate property they suspect is part of a drug crime and prosecutors could hold it indefinitely, even when criminal charges have been dismissed. Trying to get money back is so onerous, legal experts say it may violate due process rights.
Part 1: When Inmates Die Of Poor Medical Care, Jails Often Keep It Secret
A WBUR investigation found that when people suffered from dire medical conditions in Massachusetts jails, they were often ignored and mistrusted, with fatal consequences. Here’s part one of “Dying on the Sheriff’s Watch.”
Mass. Prisons And Jails Among Hardest Hit By Coronavirus In U.S.
This is a snapshot in time amid a fast-moving pandemic, as the number of infected inmates, corrections officers and medical staff jumps by the day.
'I Have A Guy In China': Inside The Pandemic Market For Medical Masks
There is a vast wave of people and companies finding money-making opportunities in the time of COVID-19. They are jumping into the loosely regulated business of selling masks to hospitals...
Racing To Find Masks Amid The Pandemic, Mass. Turned To Brokers Who Didn't Deliver
In at least three Massachusetts deals to get PPE, masks were never delivered or their quality was subpar. In each of these cases, the state pre-paid millions of dollars to...