When Massachusetts passed compassionate release for prisoners who are terminally ill or otherwise incapacitated and do not pose a threat to public safety, it became one of the last states to do so. As of yet, very few inmates have since benefitted. How is this the case in a state that is known for being politically progressive? And what might be the future for the rollout of this policy?
Jim Braude was joined by Jenifer McKim, senior reporter for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, and attorney and prisoner advocate John Reinstein.