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Instead, some counties have taken it upon themselves to develop electronic monitoring programs, scattering the effort and creating different approaches across the state. In addition, jail populations have remained stubbornly high, not because of an increase in sentenced prisoners but because of an increase in prisoners unable to bail out before their trial. Read More
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    The contracts that would govern power sold over the completed transmission line “undermine the original intent and purpose” of the project to bring new amounts of clean, renewable power into New England, the Massachusetts attorney general and environmental groups said. Hydro-Quebec, which would sell electricity over the line, called the idea “illogical.” Read More