Should reporters break their word? Should lawyers? Anybody?
Was a man’s life traded for a principle? Michael Miner’s piece on the lawyers who secretly knew Alton Logan was innocent of murder won the Chicago Headline Club’s Lisagor for best news column in a nondaily.
Alton Logan, convicted of a murder the real killer’s lawyers knew he hadn’t done, is formally declared innocent after 26 years in prison.
“60 Minutes” tells the story, but only part, of Alton Logan and the lawyers who let him go to jail knowing he was innocent.