The Short List: Juvenile Court Ages, Immigration Detainees In Greenfield Jail, Media Missteps

Apr 28, 2017

Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.

What made The Short List this week?

  • Massachusetts lawmakers are still working on this session's criminal justice reform package. One proposal -- among many -- would allow offenders to stay in the juvenile court system longer -- until they turn 21. But not all juvenile justice advocates support it. (NEPR)
  • A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities. These cities have explicitly said they won't comply with requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold detainees. At the same time, some local prisons are holding inmates on behalf of ICE, including the Franklin County House of Correction in Greenfield, Massachusetts. (NEPR)
  • As your The Short List host, Susan Kaplan, heads east to a job at WGBH Boston, we ask our panelists what they think media in eastern Massachusetts get wrong about western Mass.