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LA County Report Shows Arrests, Bookings Down Dramatically During COVID-19

By Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) - From March to mid-June, as stay-at-home orders took effect and Los Angeles County officials moved to release jail inmates to prevent the spread of coronavirus, jail bookings dropped by more than half, according to...

LA County to Begin Offering Audio, Video Appearances for All Criminal Courts

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County's court system is set to expand audio and video court appearances for hearings to all 250 criminal courtrooms, starting today. The Webex service -- which had been in place in 32 courtrooms throughout the county -- will...

The Robert Durst Trial: The Adjournment

Crime Story has partnered with the Podcast giant Acast to host, distribute, and monetize our original podcast series, Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. The groundbreaking series tells the stories presented in a murder trial as the trial is happening. Jury Duty: The Trial of...

Editors Blog

Feminism, Humanity and Law Enforcement (Week 58)

Welcome to your weekly opportunity to catch up on another busy week at CrimeStory.com. Read Monday's Amanda Knox interview with Aya Gruber, professor of law at the University of Colorado, on how feminist reliance on the criminal justice system has contributed to...

New Durst Podcast: Let’s Talk About the Dismemberment

Links to all of CRIME STORY'S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. Episode 10: Let's Talk About the Dismemberment Episode Synopsis Dick DeGuerin continues his opening statement to...

Moral Luck, Blame and Punishment (Week 57)

This week we presented two powerful new interviews conducted by Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson. Sean Smith continued his series on the media coverage of Covid-19 in jails and prisons, and we presented another episode of our Robert Durst podcast.Here is our weekly roundup from CrimeStory.com.

Expert Witness

Interview: Carl Weathers and Paul Alan Smith on the Prison Letters of Tiyo Attallah Salah-El (with Amanda Knox)

Prison Letters: An Interview with Paul Alan Smith and Carl Weathers Tiyo Attallah Salah-El was a decorated Korean War veteran and jazz musician who, in 1975, was sentenced to life in prison for murder. While incarcerated, he earned a BA...

Mike Romano: Troy Barron Walks Free after Life Without Parole Sentence Vacated

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast...

Interview: Aya Gruber on the Feminist War on Crime (with Amanda Knox)

The Imperfect Alliance Between Law Enforcement and Feminism: An Interview with Aya Gruber Aya Gruber is a law professor at the University of Colorado who teaches and writes about feminism and criminal law.  Her new book, The...

Justice

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 15

Sean Smith presents Part 15 of his week by week analysis of the news stories aggregated in Crime Story Daily related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 14

Sean Smith presents Part 14 of his week by week analysis of the news stories aggregated in Crime Story Daily related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the...

Mike Romano: Danny Raviart’s 150-year-to-life sentence vacated and a wedding

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast...