Prosecutors’ Dilemma: Will Conviction Lead to ‘Life Sentence of Deportation’?

By VIVIAN YEE July 31, 2017 The drunken-driving case seemed straightforward, the kind that prosecutors in Seattle convert into a quick guilty plea hundreds of times a year: a swerving car, a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, a first-time...

Louisiana Man Who Spent Three Years on Death Row Has Murder Charge Dismissed

By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH April 20, 2017 Louisiana has dismissed all charges against a man who spent several years on death row after the his infant son died in 2012, in a case that drew national attention to a parish that sentenced young black men to...

Lock ’Em Up? Prosecutors Who Say ‘Not So Fast’ Face a Backlash

By FRANCES ROBLES March 30, 2017 ORLANDO, Fla. — In Tampa, the top prosecutor says too many children are charged as adults. In Houston, the district attorney will no longer press charges in low-level marijuana cases. And in Chicago, prosecutors will no...