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

State’s highest court rules that judges may force defendants with drug addiction to stay sober

By , Globe Staff

The Supreme Judicial Court’s decision examined whether it is unconstitutional to order someone diagnosed with drug addiction to stay sober while on probation.

Facing off with the US Postal Service

By , Globe staff

Heather Astaneh was livid when a package she ordered arrived late, so she wrote a complaint on the US Postal Service website. Three years later, her case is in federal court.

A horrific injury. A heroic rescue effort. And a desperate plea: Please don’t call the ambulance, it costs too much

By and Jackson Cote , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

When a woman got her leg caught between an Orange Line train and the platform Friday, she was cut to the bone. But she pleaded for no ambulance because of the cost.

At unusual forum, candidates for DA seek support of inmates

By , Globe Staff

Fourteen men and 11 women, dressed in jail scrubs and sneakers, filled the visiting room of the South Bay House of Correction to hear candidates for Suffolk district attorney.