Patrick Michels

Patrick Michels
Patrick Michels, a former Observer staff writer, is a reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting.

By Patrick Michels:


Out of Reach

by | Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:33 am CST
Brown County, Money
Criminal Justice

Making Crime Pay and Pay and Pay…

In Texas, paying for cops, courts and prosecutors with fees from defendants has become more and more popular. But what happens when the drive to do justice on the cheap collides with a rogue prosecutor?

In Texas, funding courts with defendants' fees has become commonplace. But what happens when this system collides with a rogue prosecutor? Read More