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Jenifer McKim

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Jenifer McKim is a Senior Investigative Reporter and Senior Trainer at NECIR. See full bio >

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.

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.

The story of Lawyer Johnson

Johnson's plight was part of the reason the Massachusetts legislature passed a law to compensate the wrongly convicted.

Judge grants hearing on motion to reverse murder conviction

A Massachusetts judge granted a hearing to examine whether police tampered with evidence in the case of Darrell Jones, convicted three decades ago for...

Child maltreatment deaths drop in 2015, state says

The number of Massachusetts’s children whose deaths were linked to abuse and neglect dropped by more than half in 2015 from the year before, according to data released late Thursday by state officials.

Abuse and neglect reports mount at special ed schools, official says

Massachusetts regulators received 95 reports of alleged abuse and neglect at residential special education schools since July 1, according to the state’s Department of Early Education and Care.

Hearings begin on troubles at special education schools

Top Massachusetts education officials are scheduled to testify at a hearing focusing on questions of abuse, neglect and taxpayer funding of the state’s private special educational schools.

Cash flows via multiple channels to executive at special education school

Payments from the Chamberlain International School to entities controlled by its executive director raise questions of whether he uses the nonprofit for personal gain or misspends public funds.

State lawmaker to examine alleged issues at Middleborough special ed school

Lawmaker will reach out to regulators to learn more about oversight of private schools funded with taxpayer dollars.