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Exploring ‘Defective Delinquency’ Laws

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

‘Defective Delinquency’ Laws

Between 1911 and 1971, Massachusetts passed laws that empowered officials to indefinitely imprison people with intellectual disabilities who the state believed were “likely to commit crimes.” Students from Gann Academy share what they learned about the law and the personal stories of those imprisoned.

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Historic Newton
Phone:
617.641.9142
Email:
csilverstein@newtonma.gov
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