The Cost of Lying: For One Lab Scientist Who Fabricated Evidence, Just Two Years in Prison

Plenty of people who commit non-violent drug crimes are sentenced to years, if not decades, in prison. Policymakers have argued that severe sentences are necessary to deter offenders from committing future crimes. But Annie Dookhan was recently paroled after serving just two years of a 3-5 year sentence. Her crime? Routinely and brazenly fabricating evidence […]