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Closed Meeting Crash

This project will evaluate Massachusetts municipalities’ responsiveness to records requests, as well as which have kept up with reviewing and releasing the executive session minutes of their local boards, and which have not.

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The Weapons of Safety and Security in Massachusetts

Weapons are a ubiquitous tool for any police department in the United States. In Massachusetts, the choice of police weapons is delegated to the more than 340 individual police agencies within the state. What weapons have been chosen to provide safety and security to their operating areas?

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Sunshine Spotlight: Massachusetts - A newsletter tracking public records woes in the Bay State

Sunshine Spotlight: Massachusetts - A newsletter tracking public records woes in the Bay State

Changes to the Massachusetts Public Records Law went into effect in January 2017, but much like the old version of the law, the new rules are only as effective as those charged with enforcing it will allow it to be. MuckRock is launching a newsletter to keep residents and journalists informed about the various public record request debacles requesters run up against.

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Public records reveal staffing and caseload concerns for agency responsible for protecting adults with disabilities in Massachusetts

Public records reveal staffing and caseload concerns for agency responsible for protecting adults with disabilities in Massachusetts

Despite the growing number of reported abuses against adults with disabilities in Massachusetts, the agencies responsible for responding to complaints haven’t been able to staff up at a comparable rate.

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Bristol County is being sued for its prison phone costs

Bristol County is being sued for its prison phone costs

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Department is on the receiving end of a lawsuit filed last week alleging improper billing practices that have doubled inmates’ phone bills.

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Help us track down private conversion therapy practitioners

Help us track down private conversion therapy practitioners

Last month, we launched our Protecting LGBTQ+ Youth from Conversion Therapy project, an attempt to use public records to learn more about the poorly-understood practice. But there are definite challenges to understanding the impact of conversion therapy in America, and we’re going to need help to get further into our investigation.

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Visualizing transparency: A look through MuckRock's request data

Visualizing transparency: A look through MuckRock’s request data

MuckRock’s Eesha Pendharkar sifted through the last four years of our request data to create a series of visualizations of of what transparency looks like across the country.

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