• Karen Pita Loor

    Karen Pita Loor is a BU School of Law clinical associate professor and associate dean for clinical and experiential education; she has worked in criminal defense for more than 20 years. She can be reached at loork@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 3 comments on POV: Since When Should a Misdemeanor Carry a Death Sentence?

  1. People think Massachusetts is a progressive state but when it comes to prison reform we’re not. We jail just as many non violent drug offenders as other states. I can see the argument behind letting people that are pre-trial go out on bail without having to pay because they haven’t been to court yet and are therefore still presumed to be innocent. But just opening up jail cells of criminals who have already been convicted and letting them out just because of the coronavirus is no excuse. Thankfully the Supreme Judicial Court decided to keep them in prison.

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