Reporters for "In the Dark" spent a year in Winona, Mississippi, investigating the 1996 murders at Tardy Furniture and District Attorney Doug Evans' case against Curtis Flowers. They interviewed hundreds of people and reviewed thousands of documents. This page details key source materials that were used for Season 2. It will be updated in coming weeks.
APM Reports found that, during jury selection for hundreds of criminal trials over the past 26 years, District Attorney Doug Evans and his assistants struck black prospective jurors at 4.4 times the rate they struck white prospective jurors. To conduct this analysis, "In the Dark" reporters reviewed decades' worth of court dockets to compile a list of every trial prosecuted by Evans' office since 1992. They then collected the records of these trials at eight courthouses in Mississippi's Fifth Circuit Court District, as well as the state Supreme Court and the state archives in Jackson.
Below are the files for all 418 trials used in APM Reports' analysis, including trial transcripts when they were available. APM Reports has redacted limited information from these records, including social security numbers, and names and identifying information about minor victims of crime and victims of sex crimes.