Maria Cramer

Cramer is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers crime in and around the city of Boston.

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Advocates: Mass. unlawfully isolates mentally ill inmates

By and , Globe Staff

The prisoners remain in isolation despite the state’s promise to end the practice, according to an attorneys’ group.

The Desperate and the Dead | Part 6

The hidden cost when mental illness meets homelessness

By and , Globe Staff

Everyone knows David, and wants to help, as he bounces between shelters, hospitals, jail. He is among the many homeless people with mental illness who find no care system to address their desperation.

For child sex abuse victims, court can be another place to feel unsafe

By , Globe Staff

Prosecutors are mulling ways to make testifying easier for children, but standing in the way are the state’s strong defendant’s rights laws.

SJC weighs if judge can ‘handpick’ lawyers who serve in specialty court

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The Committee for Public Counsel Services, which oversees the state’s roughly 500 public defenders, is fighting a decision by a drug court judge.