"An Agency where Patronage is Job One - A Boston Globe Spotlight Team"

Number 24734
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source Boston Globe
State MA
Year 2010
Publication Date 5/23/2010; 5/24/2010; 5/25/2010; 7/25/2010; 10/24/2010; 11/19/2010; 12/5/2010
Summary The Spotlight Team looked into rumors that the Massachusetts Probation Department was a "political patronage machine." The team revealed that at least 250 employees had political or personal connections to "state legislators or judges," including the commissioner.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 89
Keywords John J. O'Brien; Massachusetts Probation Department; probation; Thomas M. Petrolati; West Roxbury; Thomas M. Finneran
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