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Justice

Prison Journalism Project: My Small Resistance: Not Re-taking the Basic Education Test

“I’m reading nine books right now,” I said. “If I have an extra 30 minutes of time, I’m going to use it to do what I want to do because I’ve been given a death-by-prison sentence due to its length. And that’s fine, but it’s still my time, and I’m not taking that test again.”

Crime Story LA

The Story of Kathie McCormack Durst – The Complete Three-Part Series

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.

The Story of Kathie McCormack Durst – Part 3

By the dawn of the 80s, the once-storybook romance between Robert and Kathie Durst had collapsed. By 1982, the 29-year-old soon-to-be doctor was never seen again.

The Story of Kathie McCormack Durst – Part 2

“She said many times she would’ve been happy staying in Vermont. He decided he had to be a big shot, the totally opposite of what they were doing."

Editors Blog

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: “The Best You Can Get is Justice”: Closing Arguments — Part 3

On Monday September 13th, David Chesnoff finished closing arguments for the defense and John Lewin launched into rebuttal for the prosecution.

Breaking News Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: The Verdict

In this breaking news episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst, host Kary Antholis presents the reading of the verdict in the Durst trial.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast with Breaking News: Small Time Caveman Lawyer: Closing Arguments — Part 2

On Thursday September 9th, Ethan Milius and Habib Balian wrapped up closing arguments for the prosecution and Dick DeGuerin commenced closing arguments for the defense.

Expert Witness

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 82

In Part 82, Judge Mader assesses the circumstances of potential juror misconduct in a murder trial, and then discusses the contemporary social dynamics...

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 81

In Part 81, Judge Mader reflects on the care a judge must take when composing instructions to a jury. She also navigates a delicate situation with a disrespectful prosecutor.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 80

In Part 80, Judge Mader recounts a novel excuse offered by a potential juror in an effort to be excused from service. The...

Justice

Prison Journalism Project: My Small Resistance: Not Re-taking the Basic Education Test

“I’m reading nine books right now,” I said. “If I have an extra 30 minutes of time, I’m going to use it to do what I want to do because I’ve been given a death-by-prison sentence due to its length. And that’s fine, but it’s still my time, and I’m not taking that test again.”

CA Innocence Project: Kiera Newsome, Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Freed After 17 Years

The morning a fatal shooting took place, Kiera Newsome was in class 13 miles away. So how did she end up imprisoned for 17 years for a crime she did not commit?

Prison Journalism Project: Gerrald’s Chess Board

Don't mess with my two-dollar plastic and cardboard chess set. I mean it.