Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

US attorney unnerves pot advocates, but those who know him say chill

By , Globe Staff

Andrew Lelling was appointed last month the US attorney for Massachusetts and now finds himself in the middle of a controversy over marijuana laws in the state.

Middlesex prosecutors told to stop asking for bail in minor cases

By , Globe Staff

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has asked her prosecutors not to request bail in low-level, nonviolent crimes.

Mentally ill inmates sue Bristol sheriff over solitary confinement

By , Globe Staff

The inmates say they were placed in solitary for 22 hours a day and received little treatment for their conditions.

Budding poets hold court​

By , Globe staff

At first blush, the federal courthouse in Boston might seem like an unlikely venue for poetry. It can be a scary, forbidding place, especially for children. But on Tuesday, students from the William Monroe Trotter School in Dorchester were there fine-tuning their rhymes, honing their couplets, and then performing their works.