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Feature February 28
After nearly a decade in detention, Haroon Gul believed he had a chance at freedom. Then came President Trump.
News July 5, 2017
As a federal program grows, more mentally ill immigrants have access to attorneys.
Commentary April 17, 2017
A prosecutor on what his wife, a defense attorney, taught him about justice.
Graphics January 31, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people from seven barred nations live in all parts of the U.S.
Feature September 7, 2016
Massive caseloads, long wait lists, group plea deals, and other realities of a funding crisis.
News June 22, 2016
When being innocent isn’t enough, you need Jon Eldan.
News June 19, 2016
Some defense lawyers have learned to specialize in the realm of excess.
Commentary March 6, 2016
An attorney pieces together a life cut short.
Commentary December 17, 2015
Gretchen Sween was hired a month before Holiday was executed. This is what she saw.
Commentary November 18, 2015
On the eve of the next execution, a look at the state’s history of bad lawyering and faulty evidence.
News September 4, 2015
A confession, a threat—it’s probably taped. And admissible.
News August 26, 2015
An appeals lawyer who has represented more than a half-dozen men put to death in Missouri faces questions about her competency.
The Lowdown August 13, 2015
What it takes to be a jailhouse lawyer.
Analysis July 29, 2015
Representing an avowed racist, a champion of racial justice.
Feature June 9, 2015
Missouri keeps killing Jennifer Herndon’s clients. So she invented an alternate life.
Q&A January 12, 2015
Inmate-turned-journalist Paul Wright on what he’s learned in his 25 years covering the prison system.
News December 10, 2014
Not much. Which may be why Robert Holsey is dead.