After much debate the Legislature has enacted a wide ranging criminal justice reform act that would change many policies and procedures of the trial and sentencing process for adults and juvenile defendants. Governor Charlie Baker can now sign the bill or send it back for changes.
Here are links to the enacted bill and a Boston Globe report on it.
Massachusetts Criminal Law Sourcebook and Citator http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1145255
Massachusetts Criminal Practice http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1135690
LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Criminal Law (e-book) http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1145586