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New bill would end payment cap for wrongful conviction in Massachusetts

The proposed legislation would eliminate a cap on damages and provide immediate funds for those likely to win their claim against the state.

Claims of wage cheating hit asbestos firms

Federal prosecutors are investigating an asbestos-removal company active in the Boston area to see whether the firm withheld wages and benefits from workers, according...

Pembroke Hospital cuts psychiatric beds after staffing criticism

A for-profit psychiatric hospital that’s faced repeated criticism has reduced its patient capacity by more than a third.

Renovation boom revives a deadly demon for Massachusetts workers

Thousands of workers are routinely exposed to danger asbestos without adequate safety protections. The gap between regulation and on-the-ground conditions at job sites can lead to incurable cancer.

With thousands of convictions in jeopardy, Mass. AG’s office scrutinized over...

Hearings could help decide how many of thousands of convictions tainted by Farak's testing may be overturned.

Wrongful incarceration. Moral debt?

Kevin O’Loughlin is wrestling with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office for compensation under a 2004 law that grants damages for the wrongly convicted.

FEATURED INVESTIGATIONS

Child Fatalities

Shining light on child abuse and neglect deaths

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With 110 child abuse and neglect deaths in five years, a third of them under the watch of the Massachusetts DCF, the state is failing to protect its most vulnerable. Our investigation reveals the ways the government has failed to learn from this tragic toll.

Genetic Testing

How much should you know?

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From prenatal to psychiatry, genetic testing holds the promise of personalized medicine. But our investigations have revealed an industry with oversold claims, misunderstood findings, and potential conflicts of interest.

Reasonable Doubts

The case of Darrell Jones

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How a videotape gap, a frazzled defense and alleged pressure on witnesses may have tainted the trial of Darrell Jones, a man who has spent 30 years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit.

Administrative Bloat

The evolution of the American university

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Universities have hired administrators at a rate that vastly outpaces increases in enrollment and faculty hiring, all during times of purported belt-tightening and increased appeals for government funding.

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