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.

Boston police use of cellphone trackers without warrants raises questions

Documents and information released by Boston police show that the department obtained the tracker years earlier than previously disclosed, and has used the device to assist outside agencies.

Boston police promise to release information on cellphone trackers

The Boston Police Department has pledged to make some disclosures about how they use cellphone trackers, after months of rebuffing questions on the covert surveillance technology.

Boston police cast a veil on warrants, uses for cellphone trackers

Months after NECIR uncovered that Boston police use cellphone trackers in investigations, the department still has not answered basic questions. The BPD refuses to provide examples or a log of cases where they deployed the trackers.

Read key Darrell Jones documents

Tracing the case of Darrell Jones required scouring hundreds of records spanning 30 years. Explore key documents for yourself.

Reasonable doubts

More than 300 exonerations based on DNA evidence have shown how often the U.S. justice system sends innocent people to jail. They have also inspired a new wave of cases that allege police misconduct, unreliable eyewitnesses, and incompetent defense. In this collaboration with WBUR, we investigate the case of Darrell Jones, who's served 30 years for a murder he says he didn't commit.

Boston police confirm deployment of cellphone trackers

Boston Police Department confirmed that