New MA DNA Law Would Prevent Wrongful Imprisonments

New MA DNA Law Would Prevent Wrongful Imprisonments

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By Marie Lucca
Pastor, A Different Christian Voice

Massachusetts is one of only two states (the other is Oklahoma) that does not allow access to DNA evidence that could exonerate innocent people who have been falsely imprisoned. It is astounding to think that your spouse, sibling or child could be falsely convicted in Massachusetts and then would be denied access to DNA testing that could conclusively reveal their innocence. This is not just a legal concern but a social justice issue as well.

After three years, a bill that I co-authored with Rep. Brad Hill will finally have a hearing by the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary, and then will be considered over the next several weeks for passage into law.

Read the wording of the bill here. Please learn more about this issue here and consider signing the related petition urging our legislature to pass it.

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Marie Jean Lucca

Marie Lucca is pastor of A Different Christian Voice in Middleton, MA.

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