I Was on an Executioner's Hit List
After two prosecutors were gunned down in cold blood, Erleigh Wiley was named the new DA in a panicked suburban Dallas county. Turned out she was a target, too.
I Deliver Bad News to Victims of Horrible Crimes
One of the worst parts about being a prosecutor is telling victims their attacker's conviction got overturned—or that a family member is dead.
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Prosecutors Are Quietly Helping Protect Immigrants from Trump
These DAs are trying to avoid slapping immigrants with criminal charges that could eventually get them deported.
Louisiana Is Trying to Fix Its Uniquely Terrible Justice System
Tough-talking lawmen aren't high on the idea, but the high cost of being the world capital of mass incarceration could force actual change.
Why Cops Don't Get Charged with Crimes When They Lie
Even when police cross the "blue wall of silence" and tell on fellow officers who beat suspects and lie about it, some prosecutors don't know or don't care.
The First Black Woman DA in Alabama History Wants to Shake Up the Death Penalty
Lynneice Washington won an historic election this November even as Donald Trump destroyed Hillary Clinton in Alabama. Here's what she has planned.
These Prosecutors Campaigned for Less Jail Time and Won
Reform advocates on the left and right saw the races as proof that the politics of criminal justice are in flux—and they should stay that way, despite Trump's win.
What Happens When a Former Domestic-Abuse Prosecutor Realizes Her Relative is Being Abused?
“My usual insights didn’t seem to apply. I didn’t know how to help her.”
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How 400 Pages of Porny Emails Upended Pennsylvania Politics
The long, weird downfall of a woman who promised to take on the "good old boys" of Pennsylvania.
Being a Black Prosecutor Is an Isolating, Important Job
Just like police officers should resemble the neighborhoods they patrol, it's critical that decision makers in the criminal justice system reflect the populations they serve.
What the Next Freddie Gray Trial Means for American Cops and Prosecutors
The trial beginning Thursday represents the best shot at a conviction over the 25-year-old's death.
The Bogus Murder Confession That Changed How I Investigate Family Violence
A Texas prosecutor revisits the domestic abuse case he'll never forget.