Smart on Crime

Smart on Crime in Massachusetts is a coalition of individuals, advocacy groups, non-profits, public officials and community leaders who are dedicated to promoting smart, sensible corrections policies in the Commonwealth.

Upcoming Events:

Recent Events:

Angela Davis and Noam Chomsky

December 8, 2012
Presented by Critical Resistance, The City School, and Black and Pink.
More information: http://www.berklee.edu/events/angela-y-davis-and-noam-chomsky

Strategic National Conference on Mass Incarceration and Reentry

October 18th-20th
More information: Center for Church and Prison Website

Effects of Incarceration

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
More information: Effects of Incarceration Flyer (pdf)

Public Hearing on Prison/Jail Phone Rates

Wednesday, July 19, 2012
More information: Letter for DTC Hearing (pdf)

About Us

Smart on Crime in Massachusetts is a coalition of individuals, advocacy groups, non-profits, public officials and community leaders who are dedicated to promoting smart, sensible corrections policies in the Commonwealth. Faced with record prison overcrowding, dramatically reduced paroling rates, and proposed three-strikes legislation, this group of concerned Massachusetts residents and organizations is dedicated to informing …

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Media

Please click here for the latest news. Media Contact Information If you are a member of the media and are interested in speaking to Leslie Walker, executive director of Prisoners Legal Services of Massachusetts, please contact: Laura Wareck Ph: (617) 646-1037 E-mail: lwareck@oneillandassoc.com

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Contact Us

For more information or questions please contact us at info@smartoncrimema.org  

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Sending juveniles to prison for life unconstitutional, federal judge rules

By LL Brasier Detroit Free Press January 30, 2013 A federal judge ruled unconstitutional Michigan laws that send juveniles convicted of murder to prison for life and ordered that the 350 juvenile lifers in the state have a chance at parole. In issuing his ruling this afternoon, Judge John Corbett O’Meara noted the U.S. Supreme …

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White supremacy and mass incarceration

By Wende Marshall Al Jazeera English January 22, 2013 In a 2011 opinion piece in the Washington Post, Newt Gingrich said, “There is an urgent need to address the astronomical growth in the prison population, with its huge costs in dollars and lost human potential…The criminal justice system is broken, and conservatives must lead the …

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