Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

Lawmakers are looking at treatment of mentally ill in courts, prison

By , Globe Staff

A bill winding through the state Legislature could provide solutions to a long-standing problem.

Wariness, excitement follow plans to expand drug courts

By , Globe Staff

President Trump’s commission to stop the opioid crisis recommends more federal drug courts. Some are worried.

Brian Joyce’s charges, explained

By Globe Staff ,

Former state senator Brian A. Joyce faces a series of charges that add up to a total of 113 separate counts, more than any fallen politician in Massachusetts in at least a decade.

Patients call Plymouth addiction center a mere jail

By and Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

After a recent patient suicide, critics are discussing what they see as the addiction center’s fundamental flaw.