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By John Yang, Frank Carlson
It's been about a year since Ricky Kidd was exonerated of charges for a 1996 double homicide he didn't commit. As he's set out to build a new life after 23 years in prison, the world has also changed around…
By Frank Carlson, Vika Aronson, Erica R. Hendry, Emily Carpeaux
Twenty-three years after he was wrongfully convicted of a double homicide, Ricky Kidd was freed from prison. In this special episode from our Broken Justice series, producer Frank Carlson talks with Ricky Kidd about life after prison, the complications of…
Federal prosecutors are looking into conditions at four state prisons after the deaths of at least 15 inmates since late December.
By Michael Balsamo, Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
In a single week, five people incarcerated in Mississippi jails have died at the hands of other inmates. The deaths have highlighted a system in dire condition, suffering from staffing problems and deteriorating facilities. Jerry Mitchell, founder of the Mississippi…
By John Yang
Nearly a year ago, President Trump signed a bipartisan federal criminal justice reform bill that reduced mandatory sentences. Many states followed suit -- but not Maryland. In collaboration with the University of Maryland’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, John Yang…
The exoneration of Ricky Kidd, a wrongly convicted man in Missouri who spent more than two decades in prison, highlights major problems with U.S. criminal justice. As covered in our Broken Justice podcast, Kidd was freed largely due to pro…
https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2019/11/broken-justice-episode-1.mp3 Subscribe to the Broken Justice podcast to access all episodes. Jeff Esparza The screwy thing of it is you get so many cases that you just live under this constant fear that people…
By Maea Lenei Buhre, Frank Carlson
From the beginning, Kidd told his public defender that he was innocent, and he knew who actually committed the crime he was charged with.
By Associated Press
State officials say it is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history.
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