Each year, a handful of Dallas county teenagers accused of crimes are "certified," meaning they're being charged as adults and will appear in adult criminal court. While they await trial, they sit in Dallas county jail. We've learned that while in jail, these teens are kept in their cells for 23 hou ... More >>
A couple of weeks back Texas Appleseed and ACLU of Texas reps were down in Austin asking why oh why do state school districts feel the need to write class C misdemeanor tickets to students, some as young as 6, in the case of the Dallas Independent School District back in '06-'07. John Whitmire's ... More >>
I just spoke with Nicholas Cariotis, chief of the Check Division/Task Force on Identity Fraud at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office -- and the man charged with prosecuting Bob Sambol, who, as we mentioned this morning, has been accused in an indictment of stealing $300,000 from investor an ... More >>
Dallas County District Attorney Craig WatkinsLarry James, president and CEO of Central Dallas Ministries, posted this announcement to his blog this a.m.: Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins will deliver the keynote address at this year's 14th Annual Urban Ministries Prayer Breakfast, set f ... More >>
A terrible crime plus skaky evidence tempts prosecutors to play a secret game of "let's make a deal"
Sloppy record keeping causing headaches in criminal appeals
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
Did lack of manpower leave a felon on bail free to kill? Maybe. Sort of.
Denton County's new district attorney challenged on his claims to be Mr. Clean
The exonerations just keep on coming
Wait...we voted for who?
The District Attorney's Office gets the right guy for the wrong reason.
A B-actress, computer mayhem and families feudin'! Making a movie with your rich friends is just courting disaster.
Debtors like Craig Watkins used to end up in jail. Now they run for district attorney.
Emily Dowdy's case hangs on a judge's opinion of her own performance on the bench
What color will the district attorney be, and who gives a rat's rear end?
Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence
Man. Now everybody's calling everybody a racist.
Accused of killing a cop's son, Emily Dowdy learns the hard way that in Oklahoma City justice isn't blind. It works for the prosecution.
Bill Hill's office helped jail dozens of innocent people, and he's a shoo-in for re-election. Huh?
Is anything actually against the law in Texas elections?
Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out
The untold story of why Lenell Geter was freed
For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.
Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"