Speaking of the innocent spending time behind bars ...Meet Hilliard Fields. On August 27, 1997, Fields, who was then in his mid-20s, told prosecutors he was guilty of sexually assaulting a minor. Fields was also facing an unrelated drug charge, and authorities told him: Look, just plead guilty to ... More >>
Via.Randall Dale Adams's mugshot for the crime he did not commit"It's an Everyman's story. It's the story of someone slipping through the cracks -- if you like, a nonfiction Twilight Zone episode." That was filmmaker Errol Morris talking, in 1988, about his documentary The Thin Blue Line -- other ... More >>
When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas
A terrible crime plus skaky evidence tempts prosecutors to play a secret game of "let's make a deal"
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
Anti-drug war forces unleash a potent weapon to free a convict--a little girl
Two former Dallas prosecutors say that's what they suffered
The case against Nickiolas Jolly fell apart within a month of his arrest for capital murder. But keeping an innocent man in jail 14 months is no big deal in this town.
Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.
Why I'm trading my typewriter for diapers and drool cloths
Lawyers, goons, money--and some very curious sex toys. Laura Miller does the post-game analysis of the Michael Irvin trial.
You don't take Rick Finlan and Don Venable seriously? That could be a mistake you live to regret.