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Media: Baker Bill Expands Pre-Trial Detention

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A handful of news outlets—including the Daily Free Press, the Framingham Source, State House News Service, and the Lowell Sun—reported on recently proposed legislation that would make it easier for police and the courts to detain defendants deemed a risk to their communities. Coverage cited Katia Santiago-Taylor's remarks at a press conference announcing the legislation. 

Excerpt: "'This legislation provides for the possibility of holding serial offenders more accountable and not letting the circumstances of one case stand on their own when there is a pattern of offending behavior,' Santiago-Taylor said. While Santiago-Taylor recognizes the benefits of the legislation, she said she can also see the consequences of the bill if dangerousness hearings are misused or overused. She wants to ensure that reforms are based on 'evidence-informed policy and practice.'"

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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