When Prosecutors Keep Secrets
Date:  08-08-2017

Push is on for prosecutors to hand over discovery materials before accused is sentenced
From The Marshall Project:

New York is one of 10 states where prosecutors can wait until just before trial to share evidence with defendants and their attorneys. The result is that suspects often are pushed to enter plea deals without knowing the extent of the evidence against them. In some cases even the name of an accuser is withheld until the eve of trial. Other states have changed their procedural rules to require earlier disclosure. Is this the year New York follows suit? In collaboration with The New York Times, TMP’s Beth Schwartzapfel has our story. Read more >>>