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Inmates to question Boston district attorney candidates at unique forum

Inmates at a Massachusetts jail will be able to question district attorney candidates at a forum on June 26, 2018. (MGN)

The candidates to lead the largest district attorney's office in Massachusetts will tout their credentials in front of a different kind of audience: inmates at a Boston jail.

The six candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney will field questions directly from inmates during the forum Tuesday at the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay. People who work on re-entry initiatives also will get to quiz the candidates.

The candidates hope to replace District Attorney Dan Conley, who announced in February he wouldn't seek re-election.

Conley's office handled such high-profile cases as a 2017 double-murder trial against former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for another killing, was cleared of the murder charges and killed himself in prison days later.

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