Four states. Eighty capital cases. One reporter goes inside the criminal justice system.
Armed only with a reporter's notebook and a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution, McClatchy Supreme Court beat-reporter Stephen Henderson takes EXPOSÉ inside the world of death penalty defense. The Supreme Court has ruled that even convicted murderers have a right to a vigorous defense when a jury is deciding whether or not they should be executed. But Henderson finds that poorly funded defense lawyers are failing their clients — even those who have suffered abuse, show clear signs of mental illness or have very low IQs.
>> Watch "Death is Different," the most recent EXPOSÉ episode produced and written by CIR's Oriana Zill de Granados.