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Scandal Rocks Boston as City Realizes that Thousands of People Were Falsely Convicted for Drugs, By Phillip Smith

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Court administrators in Massachusetts are scrambling to set up special court sessions to address the cases of more than a thousand people imprisoned after being convicted of drug crimes based on lab evidence submitted by Annie Dookhan, the now disgraced former state crime lab analyst. Dookhan herself was arrested last Friday for her fraudulent work at the lab, as the scandal continues to reverberate across the state's criminal justice system. According to State Police reports obtained by the Boston Globe , Dookhan has admitted not performing proper lab tests on drug samples for 'two or three years,' forging colleagues' signatures, and improperly removing evidence from storage. Citing the same reports, the Boston Herald reported that Dookhan had admitted to 'intentionally turning a negative sample into a positive a few times' and to 'dry-labbing' samples, where she classified samples as

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