Before joining APM Reports in 2017, Parker Yesko reported on criminal justice, housing and inequality in the U.S. and abroad. Her work has appeared on Morning Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, NPR's Embedded, PRI's The World, Snap Judgment, Harper's and The Guardian. As an intern on NPR's national desk, she reported on the lawsuits filed against President Trump in the first months of his administration. Before moving into radio, Parker covered a range of local issues for the San Francisco Examiner. She has a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, where she was a Mark Felt Scholar in Investigative Reporting, and a B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown.
Prosecutors across the country rarely face consequences for misconduct.
The suit had asked a federal court to prevent Evans’ office from dismissing jurors because of their race.
The Mississippi man who was tried six times for the same crime and whose case was the subject of Season 2 of the APM Reports podcast In the Dark sees his two-decade saga come to an end.
The district attorney who's tried Flowers six times for the same crime will no longer handle the prosecution.
The Mississippi judge has the power to prevent a seventh trial.
A Mississippi judge allows Flowers to leave jail to await a possible seventh trial.
The NAACP and four black plaintiffs take Mississippi prosecutor Doug Evans to court to halt the "odious practice" of "racially discriminatory jury selection."
Henderson Hill, an experienced death penalty lawyer, will help defend the Mississippi man ahead of a possible seventh murder trial.
Three months after the Supreme Court reversed his conviction, Curtis Flowers is taken off death row to await a possible seventh trial.
New civil rights lawyer cites obscure law for bail request and prosecutor's "unseemly tactics" for dismissal.
She says she felt pressured to testify against Curtis Flowers in all six trials.
During nearly 30 years of crimes, he's shown a quick temper, and a penchant for daytime robberies and violence against women.
His alibi didn't check out.
The Supreme Court has reversed Curtis Flowers' 2010 conviction, ruling that prosecutors excluded African-Americans from the jury.
At oral arguments, questions from the Supreme Court's newest justice — and a possible swing vote — seemed to side with the Mississippi death row inmate's claim that he was the victim of racial discrimination in jury selection.
The outcome of Flowers v. Mississippi may hinge on how justices interpret a few key precedents designed to bring more fairness and equality to jury selection.
How the arguments in the Curtis Flowers case might play out before the Supreme Court.
The controversial Mississippi prosecutor will win another four-year term and could decide if Curtis Flowers faces a seventh trial.
In its latest filing, the defense team wants a chance to question the prosecutor under oath.
In looking at the controversial Mississippi death penalty case, the justices will examine if District Attorney Doug Evans had a history of racial discrimination in jury selection.
A new Stearns County sheriff let loose a condemnation of the investigation, declaring that there were "20 things" law enforcement bungled. This is a brief analysis of some of the key flaws of the investigation by the journalists who produced the first season of In The Dark, a podcast that first revealed many of the failures two years ago.
Two years after the first season of In The Dark revealed numerous mistakes by law enforcement investigating Wetterling's disappearance, the Stearns County sheriff provided harsh detail of his predecessors' failures and made public thousands of documents from the investigative file.
In most jurisdictions, district attorneys who break the rules are rarely held accountable.
Can Mississippi, with its ugly history of racial oppression, administer the death penalty fairly?
Not long after the Tardy Furniture murders, Doug Evans may have sent an innocent man to prison.