MA Pols Back ‘Compassionate Release’ For Feds, Not State

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Massachusetts legislators applauded a request by the federal government to free former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi from prison early under a program for elderly and severely ill inmates, agreeing that DiMasi, who has twice battled cancer while incarcerated, should be home with his family. Attempts to enact a similar program for terminally ill inmates in Massachusetts have floundered for five years, even though some lawmakers support DiMasi’s early release, the Boston Globe Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!