“Texas has a long history with the use of unreliable evidence. [It also has made] unique efforts to address that searing history.”
Michelle Pitcher is a staff writer at the Texas Observer, covering criminal justice, housing, and education. She received her master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and was part of the team at The Marshall Project that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, FiveThirtyEight, The Dallas Morning News, and more. Michelle was born and raised in Dallas and is now based in Austin.
Articles by Michelle Pitcher
One of the people who voted to convict Kosoul Chanthakoummane said the condemned man’s appeal deserved to be heard.
Kosoul Chanthakoummane is set to be executed August 17 for the murder of a Dallas realtor in a case built on hypnosis and faulty evidence.
Once dubbed the worst in the country, Houston Forensic Science Center is setting a new standard for criminal investigations.
Amid record heat and a new COVID wave, state residents are being threatened with homelessness in rising numbers.
What criminalized abortion looked like in Texas before 1973, and what it may look like after 2022.
The state Supreme Court weighed in on a fight to stop the state from licensing detention centers as childcare facilities.
In 2018, Austin created the Office of Police Oversight to try to increase police accountability. But has it really worked?
“Austin will, to the best of its ability, do all we can to protect our values and our people.”
Report shows school employees do not support arming staff.