Year in Review: Crime, Immigration, the Border

Prosecutorial misconduct, violence at youth lockups, the politics of immigration and continuing bloodshed in the Mexican drug war were among the dominant Tribune headlines in 2012. Here's a look back at the crime, immigration and border stories of the year.

Criminal justice

In the realm of criminal justice in Texas, 2012 was dominated by Michael Morton and renewed scandals at the state juvenile justice agency.

Following his exoneration after spending nearly 25 years wrongly imprisoned for his wife's 1986 murder, Morton in 2012 became the face of the criminal justice reform movement and of calls for prosecutorial accountability ...

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