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Annie Dookhan And The Massachusetts Drug Lab Crisis

Sentences Put On Hold Over Mass. Drug Lab Scandal

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BOSTON — In the latest fallout from the state drug lab scandal, special court sessions started Monday for almost 200 prison inmates with drug cases in Suffolk County who are trying to get their convictions thrown out. Some of those inmates were released. WBUR’s Deb Becker was at court for some of the hearings and joined All Things Considered with the latest.

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