Report: 42 People Convicted of Rape in Mass. Didn't Go to Prison

Between 2001-2013, there were 305 rape convictions in Massachusetts; 14 percent of those convicted reportedly did not receive jail time

A recent Boston Globe investigation into data found 42 people found guilty of rape in Massachusetts in a 12-year period received no prison time for their conviction.

The Globe reports that between 2001-2013, there were 305 rape convictions, and in 14 percent of those cases, the defendants were not sent to prison.

Defendants also reportedly included several who had lengthy criminal histories.

"If you look at any other violent, serious felony, this would never happen," Colby Bruno of the Victim Rights Law Center in Boston told the Globe.

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