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Craig Watkins

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in October

Sep 17, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. Craig’s Listing It doesn’t take anything away from Craig Watkins’s accomplishments as district attorney of Dallas County—since he won election in 2006, his office has exonerated 33 prisoners, some of whom had been incarcerated for decades—to say that he has been very lucky. A Democrat, he was swept into…

Trials and Errors

Jan 21, 2013 By Michael Hall and Jake Silverstein

Over the past two decades Texas has exonerated more than eighty wrongfully convicted prisoners. How does this happen? Can anything be done to stop it? We assembled a group of experts (a police chief, a state senator, a judge, a prosecutor, a district attorney, and an exoneree) to find out.

Craig’s List

Aug 31, 2007 By Michael Hall

Of the many things the first black district attorney of Dallas County is doing, none is more important than rethinking the concept of guilt and innocence.