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November 25, 2019
I Got To Leave Prison For A Few Hours—It Broke My Heart
“When the van pulls back up to the rear gates of the prison... it's almost a relief.”
Want to Shrink the Prison Population? Look at Parole.
Missouri lawsuit says that the state’s parole process puts too many people back behind bars.
July 13, 2018
It’s Still ‘Show Me’ the Money
Post-Ferguson, St. Louis County courts initiate reforms, but bail hasn’t yet gone away.
Case in Point
November 14, 2016
When the Star Witness Recants
The evidence against Rodney Lincoln has evaporated, but the courts say he’s out of luck.
Crime on the Ballot
October 16, 2016
Ferguson Still Haunts Missouri — And Not The Way You Might Think
The city’s unrest emerges as a wedge issue in the governor’s race.
July 4, 2016
Turning Prisons into Haunted Houses
Giving strange new life to old penitentiaries.
October 18, 2015
For Men in Prison, Child Support Becomes a Crushing Debt
New regulations would give parents in prison the right to pause child support payments, but opponents say it undercuts welfare reform.
August 31, 2015
In the Execution Business, Missouri Is Surging
Defense lawyers call it a crisis; the state says it’s just doing its job.
August 26, 2015
Doubting Jennifer Herndon
An appeals lawyer who has represented more than a half-dozen men put to death in Missouri faces questions about her competency.
June 24, 2015
The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing
How a proven tool may be anything but.