Calling all fugitives: Lady Justice is about to show a little compassion.
Next month, Boston judges will be holding court in a Mattapan church. The hope is that thousands of people with arrest warrants for non-violent crimes will voluntarily show up to sort out their legal problems. Officials promise that those who come in and come clean will receive "favorable consideration."
To explain exactly what that means we speak with John Gibbons, U.S. Marshall for the district of Massachusetts, and Reverend Jeff Brown, executive director of the 10 Point Coalition, a faith-based community group and a partner in the so-called "Safe Surrender" program.
- John Gibbons, U.S. Marshall for the district Massachusetts
- Reverend Jeff Brown, executive director of the 10 Point Coalition
- Donna Cuipylo, Supervising Attorney for the Boston District and Municipal Court Office for the Committee for Public Counsel Services.
- Judge Eleanor C. Sinnott, First Justice with the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court.
This program aired on September 22, 2010.