In his most recent post, Radley Balko shows that the DA’s offices that are responsible for sending the most people to death row around the country also have significant records of misconduct: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Duval County, Florida; Maricopa County, Arizona and a number of California counties.
This post follows on from another recent article in which Balko examines the records of county DA’s offices responsible for the most executions around the country. Read it here.
He says, “Looking back at both lists, it’s far from clear, then, that execution-friendly prosecutors are “just doing their jobs.” On the contrary, the counties most eager to execute seem to also have produced conviction cultures in which prosecutors have frequently been found to have bent the rules in pursuit of convictions — and convicted the wrong people in the process.”
Read Balkos’ article on The Huffington Post here.