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The Exonerated

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

Thirty-seven men, 525 years behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. Thanks to DNA testing, their claims of innocence have finally been proved—but what happens to them now?

The Gritty Truth

Feb 1, 2008 By Eileen Smith

A criminal justice reform activist in Texas on overcrowded prisons, Tulia, the Texas Youth Commission, and the criminalization of mental illness.

The Getaway

Feb 1, 1999 By Pamela Colloff

There’s something romantic about a jailbreak, even when the escapee is a cold-blooded killer on death row. That’s why our feelings about Martin Gurule were more than a little complicated.

Rx for Scandal

May 31, 1998 By Janet Heimlich

The poor quality of health care in the state’s penal system is enough to make you sick. Plus: Inside Tex Moncrief’s IRS mess; a River Oaks bookie is tried for murder; UT’s writing program achieves Texas-size success; and things get woolly for thestate’s mohair producers.

The Comandante

Jun 30, 1997 By christinebiederman

What does McAllen’s Guillermo González Calderoni know about Mexican political corruption—and when will he start talking?