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Maurice Possley. Photo by Cathleen Falsani.

Maurice Possley

Maurice Possley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has written about, investigated and consulted on issues involving criminal justice in the United States and abroad for more than 30 years. He is the author of several nonfiction books including Hitler in the Crosshairs: A GI's Story of Courage and Faith, Everybody Pays: One Man, One Murder & the Price of Truth, and The Brown's Chicken Massacre. He lives in southern California with his wife, Cathleen Falsani, and their son, Vasco. Follow Maurice on Twitter @MauricePossley and on Facebook.

Blog Posts by Maurice Possley

Posted by Maurice Possley 1 year 41 weeks ago
In 2009, after moving to Southern California, a neighbor, Tom Rotert, who is an attorney, asked about my reporting on wrongful convictions and wrongful executions while I was at the Chicago...
Posted by Maurice Possley 1 year 41 weeks ago
"A photograph of bikini-clad pop superstar Katy Perry gets more legal protection in our courts than a Chinese rice farmer trying to avoid deportation back to a totalitarian regime that may kill him."...
Posted by Maurice Possley 2 years 10 weeks ago
Nearly a quarter of a century after DNA testing was used to prove that a defendant had been falsely convicted of a crime, the American public has become familiar with the phenomenon and how the...
Posted by Maurice Possley 2 years 37 weeks ago
Tony Rackauckas, Orange County District Attorney, held a press conference to announce his intent to seek the death penalty for Scott Dekraai, who killed his ex-wife and seven others at Salon Meritage...
Posted by Maurice Possley 2 years 42 weeks ago
By the time someone figured out what happened, the deadline to appeal the denial of his post-conviction appeal had passed. So far, the state of Alabama has successfully argued that despite the mail...