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Manuscripts/7. Criminal Justice and Inmates

 Record Group Term
Identifier: Manuscripts/7

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin LaGuer papers

 Collection
Identifier: M100
Overview Benjamin LaGuer is a Puerto Rican-American who was convicted of raping a neighbor in January 1984. He consistently maintained his innocence and actively sought a new trial and parole based on lack of evidence, mental incapacity of the victim, and racism on the part of the jury and Parole Board. Over the years, LaGuer gained the support of people in academics, politics, law, and the media. José Masso, Senior Associate Director of Northeastern's Center for the Study of Sport in Society (CSSS)...
Dates: 1984-2000 (bulk 1998-2000)

The Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society records

 Collection
Identifier: M124
Overview The George Lewis Ruffin Society was founded in 1984 in response to dwindling numbers of minority police officers in the Boston Police Department. Its goals are to create greater understanding and communication between minority communities and the criminal justice system through annual convocations, events, courses, workshops and "The Long Road to Justice" traveling exhibit which documents the history of African Americans in Massachusetts.

Dates: n.d., 1848-2009 (bulk 1984-2005)