Tag: Joaquin Sapien

Joaquin Sapien: Investigation Exposes Failings of Oversight in NYC Group Homes

April 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 Misconduct

April 2016

Who's Punishing the Punishers?

Joaquin Sapien: Brooklyn Prosecutors Admit Woman Spent Ten Years in Prison for Crime She Likely Didn’t Commit

February 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 Court

February 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 Detention

February 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 Homes

October 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 Unionize

July 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 Children

June 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 Children

May 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 Trial

February 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 Million

August 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 City

May 2014

Holder orders that federal agents must record interrogations.

Joaquin Sapien: Brooklyn DA Moves to Free Man after Long-Buried Evidence Surfaces

April 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 Optimism

January 2014

Examining the factors that contribute to sexual victimization in American prisons.

Joaquin Sapien: Questions Arise in Effort to End Prison Rape

September 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 Line

August 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 Them

July 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 Overruled

June 2013

Top prosecutor must testify in wrongful conviction case.

Joaquin Sapien & Sergio Hernandez: Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority?

April 2013

Usually nobody.

Mark Rosenberg: What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding

February 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 Control

January 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 Laws

January 2013

A rundown of gun control in states affected by mass shootings.