Inmates Question Prospective Prosecutors in Jailhouse Campaign Debate

Inmates Question Prospective Prosecutors in Jailhouse Campaign Debate

BOSTON — District attorneys are usually the ones asking the questions of those who run afoul of the law: Where were you on this night? Why did you do it? Do you feel remorse?

But the tables were turned on Tuesday at a rather unusual candidate debate for six people campaigning to become Boston’s chief prosecutor. The scene was a county jail and the interrogators were inmates in prison garb — soft cotton scrubs, some blue, some brown, some orange, depending on the status of their cases.

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SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF STEVE TOMPKINS TO WORK WITH SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN AND DR. JESSIE GAETA ON OPIOID CRISIS

SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF STEVE TOMPKINS TO WORK WITH SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN AND DR. JESSIE GAETA ON OPIOID CRISIS

Sheriff Steve Tompkins joined US Senator Elizabeth Warren at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program to speak with current and former patients. Sheriff Steve Tompkins stated he is looking forward to "working with true life saving champions like Senator Elizabeth Warren and Dr. Jessie Gaeta, Chief Medical Officer of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, on addressing the Commonwealth's opioid problem. 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS TESTIFIES ON BEHALF OF MASSACHUSETTS SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins joined Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Jr. and Hampshire County Sheriff Patrick J. Cahillane in the Gardner Auditorium at the Massachusetts State House to testify on behalf of the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association in support of HB 4033, “An Act Relative to Combating Addiction, Accessing Treatment, Reducing Prescriptions, and Enhancing Prevention.”

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS JOINS STUDENTS AT BOSTON COLLEGE "4BOSTON" 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

SHERIFF TOMPKINS JOINS STUDENTS AT BOSTON COLLEGE "4BOSTON" 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently returned to his alma mater Boston College to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 4Boston Volunteers, the largest weekly service organization at the university. Sheriff Tompkins shared some of his defining moments as a Boston College student, and the critical role of civic engagement and community service. He also detailed some of the programs within the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department that support and bolster civic engagement including the Choice Program, among others. 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE MEETING

SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE MEETING

"It was a pleasure to join with the members of the Massachusetts Democratic Party to elect the Massachusetts' Democratic Party delegate to the Democratic National Convention. I was proud to join with 200+ members from across Massachusetts to act on our commitment to good governance through voting, and elect our next Democratic Party Delegate. Congratulations to Mel Poindexter on his election." 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS, MAYOR WALSH AND CITY OF BOSTON ANNOUNCE RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP

SHERIFF TOMPKINS, MAYOR WALSH AND CITY OF BOSTON ANNOUNCE RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP

"This Recovery Partnership will mean faster, stronger, and better connections for incarcerated individuals leaving our institutions and reentering their neighborhoods. I am so proud to announce this Recovery Partnership with Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston, because it shows our collective desire to work together, our collective agreement to build bridges from inside our institutions out into the community, and our collective rejection of the notion that Boston and Suffolk County can be considered successful without the success of all of our citizens." 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS PARTICIPATES IN CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON'S PRESENTATION AT EMERSON COLLEGE

SHERIFF TOMPKINS PARTICIPATES IN CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON'S PRESENTATION AT EMERSON COLLEGE

"It was a tremendous honor to be asked to participate in Congressman Keith Ellison's presentation at Emerson College. As Rep. Ellison so eloquently stated, "we have to stand for racial and economic justice, because if we don't fight for both, we're not going to achieve either." In these difficult and uncertain times in our country, we must all come together as one united people - men, women and young people of all races, all faiths, all cultures, LGBT, veterans, disabled, and all others - to ensure that we can provide a safe, healthy, inclusive and vibrant society with equality for ALL people", said Sheriff Tompkins.

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