Tag: Joaquin Sapien
Joaquin Sapien: Investigation Exposes Failings of Oversight in NYC Group HomesApril 2016
City investigators say oversight was so lax at homes for juvenile offenders that violent episodes were “all but inevitable"
Joaquin Sapien: Trial and Error: Report Says Prosecutors Rarely Pay Price for Mistakes and MisconductApril 2016
Who's Punishing the Punishers?
Joaquin Sapien: Brooklyn Prosecutors Admit Woman Spent Ten Years in Prison for Crime She Likely Didn’t CommitFebruary 2016
The review of a controversial Brooklyn detective’s casework has led to yet another conviction being wiped out.
Joaquin Sapien: The Trials of New York’s Family CourtFebruary 2016
A journalist immerses herself in New York’s Family Court system and finds a mix of misery and modest hope.
Joaquin Sapien: Report Cites Failure to Act Against Abusers of Juveniles in DetentionFebruary 2016
Federal officials worry that sexual abuse in juvenile justice system remains prevalent and too often unpunished
Joaquin Sapien: Misappropriated Funds Cast Further Suspicion on California Group HomesOctober 2015
As a group home for some of the state’s most troubled children prepares to close, county auditors are poring over its finances.
Joaquin Sapien: In Rare Step, Workers at California Group Home UnionizeJuly 2015
Frontline employees at a San Francisco home for some of California’s most troubled children bid for better pay and a greater role in treatment.
Joaquin Sapien: Violent Crimes Mar Effort at Less Restrictive Homes for ChildrenJune 2015
The arrest of three runaway boys shines light on New York City’s latest program for troubled youth
Joaquin Sapien: Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled ChildrenMay 2015
At a hearing in Washington, a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.
Joaquin Sapien: In Complicated Patz Case, Informant Could Testify About Suspect Not on TrialFebruary 2015
The defense in the Patz murder trial will argue another man is more likelier the killer of the young boy. Jack Colbert might help make that case.
Joaquin Sapien: New York City Will Pay $10 MillionAugust 2014
How revelations about the prosecution of Jabbar Collins, who served 15 years for a murder he did not commit, helped to bring down longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes
Joaquin Sapien: Attorney General Requires Recording of Interrogations, Unlike New York CityMay 2014
Holder orders that federal agents must record interrogations.
Joaquin Sapien: Brooklyn DA Moves to Free Man after Long-Buried Evidence SurfacesApril 2014
Jonathan Fleming has served more than 24 years in prison for a 1989 murder. Law enforcement had evidence all along showing he was in Florida at the time of the shooting.
Joaquin Sapien: Guarded OptimismJanuary 2014
Examining the factors that contribute to sexual victimization in American prisons.
Joaquin Sapien: Questions Arise in Effort to End Prison RapeSeptember 2013
It took years to enact tougher standards for investigating and punishing sexual violence in jails and prisons. Now, there is frustration over how those reforms will be enforced.
Joaquin Sapien: When Prosecutors Cross the LineAugust 2013
How New York City prosecutors have long-abused a powerful legal tool—the material witness order.
Joaquin Sapien: Boys in Custody and the Women Who Abuse ThemJuly 2013
In the prisoner-guard relationship, there's no such thing as consensual sex.
Joaquin Sapien: Will Probe of Cop’s Cases Extend to Prosecutors?June 2013
An investigation into dozens of potentially wrongful convictions could affect top New York State judges and lawyers.
Joaquin Sapien: Objection OverruledJune 2013
Top prosecutor must testify in wrongful conviction case.
Joaquin Sapien & Sergio Hernandez: Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority?April 2013
Mark Rosenberg: What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed FundingFebruary 2013
ProPublica interviews the CDC's Mark Rosenberg about the data on gun control.
Joaquin Sapien: How the NRA Undermined Congress’ Last Push for Gun ControlJanuary 2013
For Obama's gun control proposals to succeed, Congress must learn the NRA's past tactics.
Joaquin Sapien: Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun LawsJanuary 2013
A rundown of gun control in states affected by mass shootings.