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For low-level offenders, this court provides a 2nd chance

Clip: 01/17/2019 | 3m 19s

In more than two decades as a district court judge, the Honorable Kathleen Coffey has sent plenty of people to jail. During her monthly sessions at homeless court, though, her goal is to avoid that. This Boston initiative aims to keep people charged with low-level crimes from being left on the streets, unable to break out of a perpetual cycle of offense. Tina Martin of WGBH reports.

Aired: 01/17/19

Rating: NR

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