The state legislature passed the most sweeping criminal justice reform bill in decades this week. The bill would lead to changes in mandatory minimum laws, juvenile's treatment by the courts, and a crackdown on those trafficking the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. We look at the specifics of the bill and the future of criminal justice reform in Massachusetts.
Also, we talk about the reforms proposed to the state police and the decision by the state's highest court to dismiss more than 11,000 convictions in cases tainted by a former chemist Sonja Farak.
This segment aired on April 6, 2018.