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Life Inside October 17, 2019
“What he really needed, a lawyer couldn’t give him.”
News August 1, 2019
In Detroit, court-appointed lawyers for the poor are encouraged to take on large caseloads at the expense of their clients, a new report says.
Patrick Megaro, an attorney, outside the federal courthouse in Raleigh, N.C., after a ​2017 hearing ​​about his legal fees for representing Leon Brown and Henry McCollum.
News September 26, 2018
The North Carolina bar says he fleeced two mentally disabled brothers.
A sign for legal services in Hollywood, Calif.
News July 18, 2018
Civil representation is too expensive for many, but Washington state has one solution
Patrick Megaro, an attorney, outside the federal courthouse in Raleigh, N.C., after a ​2017 hearing ​​about his legal fees for representing Leon Brown and Henry McCollum.
News April 20, 2018
The North Carolina State Bar probes Patrick Megaro.
Henry Lee McCollum, seated, and his half-brother, Leon Brown, were released from prison after DNA evidence exonerated them in the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.
Feature April 7, 2018
Two brothers did 31 years for someone else’s crime. Then things went bad.
A recreation cage in the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay.
Feature February 28, 2018
After nearly a decade in detention, Haroon Gul believed he had a chance at freedom. Then came President Trump.
Detainees at the border patrol station in McAllen, Texas, in 2014.  A growing number of courts in the U.S. are providing legal representation to immigrants in deportation proceedings who cannot represent themselves.
News July 5, 2017
As a federal program grows, more mentally ill immigrants have access to attorneys.
Bronx Criminal Court on 161st Street in New York City.
Commentary April 17, 2017
A prosecutor on what his wife, a defense attorney, taught him about justice.
A glimpse of where non-citizens born in seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen—reside.
Graphics January 31, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people from seven barred nations live in all parts of the U.S.