Medical practitioners, human rights organizations, women's groups and faith leaders applaud the release of the bill to stop inhumane practice in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts has repeatedly rejected the death penalty, and we must stay true to our values even—and especially—in a case like this.
Prisoners' Legal Services and ACLU of Massachusetts sue to stop policy implemented without meeting a statutory requirement for public notification and opportunity for comment.
The ACLU of Massachusetts commends the Court for recognizing the fundamental unfairness of mandatory death-in-prison sentences, which don't allow sentencers to consider the unique status of children and their potential for change.
ACLU calls for Massachusetts moratorium and passage of the License Plate Privacy Act, to help ensure police do not inappropriately target communities based on race or economic status.