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A News Service Dedicated to Prison Rights

By Christopher Zoukis For more than 20 years, Prison Legal News has been “dedicated to protecting human rights” in the form of an independent monthly magazine focusing on criminal justice-related issues. As criminal justice is a broad-ranging topic, most of the publication’s attention is given to prison and prisoner related issues. Published by the Human

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Massachusetts Probation Officials: First Circuit Reverses Convictions

On December 19, 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the convictions of several former public officials in Massachusetts for their roles in a hiring scheme at the Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP). The defendants, Elizabeth V. Tavares, John J. O’Brien, and William H. Burke III, were high-ranking officials in the OCP.

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