Alain Stephens is an investigative reporter at inewsource. Stephens started his journalism career as a reporter and producer at KUT, the NPR station in Austin, Texas. There he produced segments for the one-hour daily news show the “Texas Standard” before moving on to investigative work. He has won awards for investigations that uncovered problems with the Texas juvenile justice system and the state’s denial of basic rights for disabled workers. Stephens was a 2016 Reveal Investigative Fellow, where he spent over a year exposing the practice of police agencies selling used weapons that were later used in crimes. Stephens is a graduate from the University of North Texas in Denton, where he studied criminal justice and sociology. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force.
California lawmakers continue to change criminal justice laws in an effort to make it more equitable and less burdensome on minorities and women.
The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office plans to challenge a new state law that could release from prison people serving time for murder when they didn’t do the actual killing but were accomplices.
Credit-check companies misidentify thousands as terrorists and cartel kingpins. One man’s name came back as the name of a boat.