59 judges are up for retention. 10 candidates are seeking seats on the bench for the first time in contested elections. Use this guide to help you make an informed decision when you vote.
The Online News Association has named Injustice Watch a finalist for the 2018 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital storytelling and distribution. Injustice Watch’s series, A Broken System, was selected for the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award. The series exposed widespread corruption in the Kansas City, Kansas, criminal justice system which led to the wrongful conviction of Lamonte McIntyre. Days later, McIntyre was released after serving 23 years for murders he did not commit. Winners will be announced at the Online News Association Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Saturday, Sept.
The state Supreme Court is urged to reform the bail system statewide, ensuring that defendants would not be held in custody awaiting trial only because of their poverty.
A federal investigation revealed 8 Baltimore police officers were stealing from suspects, planting evidence. Most of their victims pleaded guilty. Many were not.
Did you or someone you know plead guilty to something you didn’t do? We want to hear about it.
The history of the capital punishment in America is littered with dubious milestones. Injustice Watch co-founder Rob Warden, together with attorney Daniel Lennard, chronicle that history, including instances of racism, of error, of torture, and more.
Tens of thousands of individuals have been victimized by perpetrators who would have been locked up had the criminal justice system worked properly, the authors’ research shows. The problem is not just the wrongful conviction, but also the wrongful liberty of the culprit.
Early morning returns offer hope: Voters appeared to favor judicial candidates without blemishes