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BILL: (S. 791) Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz | (H.2308) Rep. Mary S. Keefe  (There is) ” No one policy change alone that would right the wrongs that have been done to our residents, to our high-crime neighborhoods, to our taxpayers, by a failing system… With so much at stake and so many lives in the balance. Sentencing reform is a good place to start. It defines the system, who’s going in for how long, and at what cost.” ~Senator...

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MCAN and our allies are celebrating a big win for the Jobs Not Jails Coalition that we helped to lead! We won repeal of the automatic driver’s license suspension levied against any person convicted of drug possession in Massachusetts, and repeal of the minimum $500 fine to get the license back. Many legislators stepped up on this. After a 4 year organizing fight, this bill repeals a 27-year old relic from the War on Drugs that has backfired by ...

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  Yesterday the House voted to repeal many of the fees and license suspension time regarding regaining driver’s licenses for ex-prisoners. This is good news, but because the bill was changed before passing, it was significantly weakened. The bill will go to a House-Senate Conference Committee to negotiate the differences in the two versions of the bill passed. We will be in touch about what you can say to legislators to support a final...