Justice in the Shadows | Part 2 — Secret prisoners

Detainees struggle to be heard

With rights lacking, even for those with no record of crime, immigrants languish as pawns in a law enforcement system that is defined by secrecy.


Death of a detainee

One woman’s medical tragedy highlights the plight of thousands neglected in immigration system jails.

Part 1 — Secret Criminals

Many freed criminals strike again

The vast and secretive US prison system for immigrants, stymied when it tries to deport some criminals, has quietly released thousands, including killers.

“There is a growing group of folks who are looking at this and realizing we don’t have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year’s end,” Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker said.

Hopes rise for a deal on tax rates

More Republicans are imagining what an agreement that includes tax hikes on the wealthy might look like, rather than digging in against any rate increase.

Matt Schaub and the Texans enter Monday’s game with an 11-1 record.

Dan Shaughnessy

Texans have no chance vs. Patriots

The Texans are an overrated, unproven house of cards, waiting for their dope slap of reality at Gillette Stadium.

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Judge questions individual jurors in Mattapan case

In an unusual move, the judge presiding over the retrial of quadruple murder suspect Dwayne Moore has called a series of jurors in to be questioned.

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Despite the state’s historic leadership on pay equity,­ the gap between men’s and women’s salaries here is now among the biggest in the country.

Heads of 4 colleges had sizable 2010 pay hikes

Presidents at Bentley, Curry, Endicott, and Hampshire all received compensation increases of at least 24 percent.

Don’t split siblings by school, say Boston parents

Some parents, worried that changes to the way Boston assigns students to schools could split apart siblings, are pushing for a policy that would keep families together.

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No matter where she goes, Marilyn Riseman commands attention from fellow tastemakers.


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Houston coach Gary Kubiak, right, in his seventh season with the team, led the Texans to their first playoff spot last year.

Texans have climbed to the top of NFL

A decade after entering the league, Houston has waded through many losing seasons and finally has a chance to become part of the NFL elite.

Diversity Boston

Diversity Boston

Photographed in Boston’s Paul Revere Park, the Rev. Eric Markman of Hartford Street Presbyterian Church (left), Priti Rao of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, and Ed Walker of Independent Consultants of Education are among a devoted group of diversty champions.

Diversity champions

From fields as different as banking, education, politics, health care, and the clergy, these men and women are passionately committed to leveling the playing field for all in Massachusetts.