Prosecutors Are Using Jailhouse Snitches to Send Innocent People to Death Row

For the last two decades, Curtis Flowers has been on death row in Mississippi for a 1996 quadruple murder. He has consistently maintained his innocence and appealed his case six different times on issues ranging from racial bias in jury selection to prosecutorial misconduct. But each time, District Attorney Doug Evans succeeded in keeping Flowers behind bars, largely […]

A Historic Bill in New York Could Create First-of-Its-Kind Accountability for Prosecutors — If Andrew Cuomo Doesn’t Veto It

A Historic Bill in New York Could Create First-of-Its-Kind Accountability for Prosecutors — If Andrew Cuomo Doesn’t Veto It

There is a humanitarian crisis unfolding on our borders, in which thousands of immigrant children, including infants and toddlers, have been forcefully taken from their parents and sent away with strangers. But another crisis — where families are also separated — is hanging over American life: mass incarceration. Now, though, one of the most important […]

If a Prosecutor Breaks the Law in Secret, Does the Crime Exist? Not According to Texas Prosecutors.

If a Prosecutor Breaks the Law in Secret, Does the Crime Exist? Not According to Texas Prosecutors.

Shannon Edmonds and Stacey Soule looked confident sitting before a panel of lawmakers in the Texas Capitol late last month. Soule is the state’s prosecuting attorney, whose office litigates cases before the state’s highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals. Edmonds is a staff attorney and the government relations expert for the powerful Texas […]

Animal Rights Activists Face Multiple Felony Charges, Brought by Prosecutors With Ties to Smithfield Foods

Animal Rights Activists Face Multiple Felony Charges, Brought by Prosecutors With Ties to Smithfield Foods

Six animal rights activists in California have been charged with multiple felony counts in two separate criminal cases brought by Utah prosecutors last month. If convicted, they could face many years in prison. These charges raise serious questions about whether prosecutors are attempting to unconstitutionally punish the activists for filming, documenting and exposing abuses by the agricultural industry that dominates the […]

Philadelphia’s District Attorney Just Showed America’s Prosecutors How to End Mass Incarceration

Newly minted Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner was elected on a platform of bringing criminal justice reform to the office and attacking mass incarceration. Now Krasner, a former civil rights attorney, seems to be making good on his promise. In a recent office memo—first issued in February but made public this week—Krasner swaps the office’s traditional […]

Illinois prosecutors review a few lovemaking attack allegation against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing three accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, a step toward possible criminal charges for the movie producer, a spokesman for the county District Attorney’s office said on Thursday. Los Angeles is one of three cities, along with New York and London, where police are investigating […]