Plymouth County: First Assistant District Attorney Named
Plymouth: Discussion on Opioid Crisis Focuses on Resources for Grandparents
Deadly, powerful opioid discovered for first time in Massachusetts
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Reported by Shaun Chaiyabhat:
Drug samples tested at the Massachusetts state police lab have been confirmed to be the deadly opioid known as carfentanil.
State police said Wednesday the crime lab analyzed substances seized by state police or other police agencies. Three samples tested positive for carfentanil, with two submitted by Brockton police and the third submitted by Transit police in the Quincy area.Read more
DA: Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Working- And Fair
The Enterprise - 6/1/2017
In response to the commentary, "Sessions wrong to request mandatory minimum sentences" by Nancy Gertner and Chiraag Bains (May 16), it should be noted that Massachusetts is not in an incarceration crisis. In fact, a recent study by the Pew Center shows that Massachusetts has the second lowest rate of incarceration in the United States, and that the Massachusetts prison population is steadily declining.
Brockton: Officials Cut the Ribbon on New Plymouth County D.A.’s Office
Second Chance Kids
Season 35 Episode 11 | 54m 46s
“FRONTLINE investigates the fight over the fate of juveniles serving life in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. The film examines the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follows two of the first convicts to be released.
-Posted on You Tube by Frontline
District Attorney Cruz was interviewed and appears in this documentary.