It’s a true crime story that captivated a nation more than 15 years after it happened: Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence after being convicted of the 1999 killing of his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in Baltimore.
The U.S. accounts for just 5 percent of the world’s population, but it houses more than 20 percent of its prisoners. Now groups on opposite sides of the political spectrum are working together to overhaul the country’s criminal justice system.
The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that George Zimmerman, known for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, will not face charges.
By PBS NewsHour
Homicide Watch, an online database that records and tracks homicide cases, was created to document under-reported crimes in Washington, D.C. The site has been praised by law enforcement and the families of victims, but is shutting down in that city.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington has set up the first federal unit to identify and investigate cases that ended in wrongful convictions, Reuters reports.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, 50-year-old Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown were set free from prison in North Carolina, 30 years after they were falsely convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl. DNA evidence shows the girl…
After serving 24 years of a life sentence in a maximum-security Pennsylvania prison for a 1990 arson-murder conviction, a New York man was freed on bail.
By Saskia de Melker
A man shoots his foe in the head over and over again, leaving him to bleed out on the street. The man has no remorse. He even brags about it. Only this man isn’t real. He’s a…
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