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“Blindfold” Off: New York Overhauls Pretrial Evidence Rules
Prosecutors will be required to turn over information to the defense much earlier in a criminal case, among other changes.
Inside the Battle to Close Rikers
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
Case in Point
February 13, 2018
Doesn’t Anyone Want to Know Who Killed Louise Cicelsky?
New York prosecutors object to new DNA testing that might answer questions left unanswered at a murder trial.
January 12, 2018
New York Cancels Private Prison Care Packages Program
An uproar over cost, selection — and coloring books.
Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge
January 3, 2018
How New York Could Change the Game for Its Criminal Defendants
Soon after a Marshall Project story, the governor proposes changes to an “outdated” evidence law.
November 8, 2017
New York Courts Say: Hand It Over
A new order reminds prosecutors to show their evidence.
August 7, 2017
Defendants say evidence laws force them to take pleas while “blindfolded.”
March 14, 2017
Prosecutor: It’s Terrorism. Suspect: ‘I Was Just Saying Something Stupid’
If it was just a crazy, drug-induced outburst, is it worth 7 years in prison?
January 5, 2017
A Parole Hearing in New York, With a Governor’s Blessing This Time
A ‘60s radical faces very different political atmosphere than her co-defendant did a decade ago.