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.
Hear more about the story of Homer Cummings, via WBUR:
This segment aired on December 30, 2016.