The Historic Case Of A Prosecutor And The Suspect He Saved From The GallowsPlay
In 1924 a Connecticut prosecutor saved a suspect from the gallows, in a case of justice that's taught today in law books. The movie "Boomerang" was based on the case.
Here & Now's Lisa Mullins looks back at the case, and how it resonates today in the debate of over sentencing and overzealous prosecutions.
Read The Marshall Project story, "Homer and Harold: An Extraordinary Story of Justice Done, and What Came After," here, and via Smithsonian magazine.
Hear more about the story of Homer Cummings, via WBUR:
This segment aired on December 30, 2016.