“Three Years on Riker Without Trial” — Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker
This is a beautifully written piece about the breakdown of the justice system in a recent New Yorker. It instigated a lot of discussion across the country – and Canada – about issues such as timely justice, legal aid and incarceration. Do you think something like this could happen in Canada? Has it?
I also think this is an excellent example of not only writing about legal issues comprehensibly, but of using legal documents to report. While you read, think about the logistics of newsgathering in this story.