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New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Self-Incriminating Breadcrumbs

In this episode, Self-Incriminating Breadcrumbs, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder examine the complex, contradictory public statements Robert Durst has made about his actions and trace how the prosecution is setting the stage to force Durst to unwind them when he takes the stand.

The Story of Kathie McCormack Durst – Part 1

Kathie — the person on the verge of becoming a doctor when she vanished — is sometimes lost in the tumult of the Robert Durst story and the span of time. But this mind-bending tale really begins with Kathie.

Prison Journalism Project: From Abuser to Advocate

Floyd Collins was 23 years old when he was sentenced to life in prison for murder. Now at 47, the San Francisco native has become a staunch advocate for victims of domestic violence.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 66

In Part 66, Judge Mader details a dramatic interaction with a person representing himself and offers addendums to several earlier entries.

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Mike Romano: Richard Jackson Released Under Proposition 36 Guidance

In 1995, Richard was convicted of possessing a stolen motorcycle and sentenced to life under the Three Strikes law. After 26 years in prison, and over 5 years of litigation, he was finally re-sentenced and released.

Mike Romano: Mario Zermeno Released After 25 Years In Prison For Theft Of A Car Stereo

After eight years of litigation to win his freedom in Los Angeles Superior Court, prosecutors finally agreed that Mario was entitled to relief because he was no longer a threat to public safety.

Mike Romano: Arnold Dunham Three Strikes Conviction Overturned

Arnold Dunham walked out of Folsom State Prison late last week, a free man after his life sentence was overturned by a Superior Court in Los Angeles

A ‘Second Look’ Recalls a Life Sentence and Frees Dennis Bryley

After years behind bars, Dennis Bryley walked free from the prison gates in Corcoran. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge said Dennis was a poster child for California’s “second-look” sentencing law.

Mike Romano: Todd Carter Freed From 65-to-life Sentence; John Gargano: A Reentry Success Story

Todd was recommended for early release from prison officials due to his exceptional conduct while incarcerated and John Gargano graduates from NYU.

Mike Romano: Jimmy Mickey Freed after 25 Years in Prison

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast and the transcript of that interview here. You can find a story about Romano’s participation in a U.S. Congressional field hearing on criminal justice reform here. After eight years (!) of litigation, our longtime client Jimmy Mickey walked out of Pelican Bay State Prison yesterday,...