• Parole January 12, 2022 5:44 pm

    Baker Moves to Issue Rare Commutations for 2 Men Convicted of Murder

    Two Massachusetts men convicted of first-degree murder could soon become eligible for parole after Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced his plans to commute the sentences of both men, saying they had taken responsibility for their actions and paid their debt to the state. Baker said he would seek to commute the sentences of Thomas Koonce, a 54-year-old who has…

  • Charlie Baker September 21, 2021 12:02 am

    At William Allen Commutation Rally, Gov. Baker Urged to Grant Clemency

    Retired Department of Corrections Chaplain Peg Newman just has one request of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker: change the world for one man, William Allen, who has spent the past 27 years in prison after participating in an armed robbery in which a person was killed. Newman, who worked closely with Allen for many years as his chaplain in prison, joined…

  • New England January 22, 2021 4:27 pm

    Here Are the People Trump Pardoned With New England Ties

    President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 140 people on his last day in office. A few had ties to New England, even bringing a reaction from a federal prosecutor in Massachusetts.

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