Thursday, 15 December 2011 19:50

Aid for inmates aim of ministry

 Originally Published on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The men spoke up to answer the speaker’s questions and talk of their own life experiences. It could have been any self-help seminar, except the participants wore jumpsuits and the meeting was taking place inside the Essex County House of Correction in Middleton. It was a seminar for inmates ready to make a life change, led by Dr. Scott Larson, founder of Straight Ahead Ministries.

Published in Prisoner Support

By David Boeri
Feb 10, 2011, 3:04 PM

BOSTON — Despite continued calls for the justice system to impose longer prison time, more minimum mandatory sentences and tougher restrictions of getting parole, financial considerations may end up being more important than ideology in the debate over parole in Massachusetts. But it may take a little while longer to get to the bottom line.

At Wednesday’s confirmation hearing for Josh Wall, Gov. Deval Patrick’s choice to replace the Parole Board chairman he forced out last month, there was less talk about Wall than about Domenic Cinelli. He’s the prisoner the old Parole Board, all ousted now, released on parole back in 2009, which put Cinelli in a position to shoot and kill a Woburn police officer during an aborted jewelry store robbery in December 2010.

Published in Prison Legal News