4 states. 80 capital cases. 1 reporter goes inside the criminal justice system.
Armed only with a reporter's notebook and a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution, McClatchy Supreme Court beat-reporter Stephen Henderson takes EXPOSÉ inside the world of death penalty defense. The Supreme Court has ruled that even convicted murderers have a right to a vigorous defense when a jury is deciding whether or not they should be executed. But Henderson finds that poorly funded defense lawyers are failing their clients - even those who have suffered abuse, show clear signs of mental illness or have very low IQs.
Funders for Exposé: America's Investigative Reports include: Anderson Family Charitable Fund, The Jacob Burns Foundation, The Betsy & Jesse Fink Foundation, Philip Harper, Park Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Bernard & Irene Schwartz, and Tracy & Eric Semler.