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

Substance abusers to move out of sex offender facility

By , Globe Staff

The 14 men committed for addiction treatment were being housed at Bridgewater State Hospital.

Judge troubled by allegations from civilly committed addicts

By , Globe Staff

“I don’t know why someone who is committed for the treatment of alcohol and drugs should be subjected to the trappings of prison life,” Judge Anthony M. Campo said.

Worse than jail: Addicts civilly committed say DOC abused them and failed to treat them

By , Globe Staff

Eleven men — all civilly committed to receive substance abuse treatment — are suing the state for placing them at the Massachusetts Treatment Center in Bridgewater.

Rachelle Bond will spend two years on probation

By , Globe Staff

Bond will not face any more prison time for her role in the death of her toddler daughter, Bella Bond.