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Panel to Check Prisons After Ex-Priest's Killing

October 18, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney named a blue-ribbon panel to review the state's prison system following the August jailhouse slaying of John Geoghan, a former priest at the heart of a clergy sexual abuse scandal.

Former Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Scott Harshbarger will lead the commission, which includes current and former corrections officials, community leaders and state lawmakers, Romney said.

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