"In Their Own Words"

I just got done speaking with Steven Hirsch, who's a photographer for the New York Post, and the editor of Courthouse Confessions, where he publishes the stories and pictures of regular people at 100 Centre Street, as they get released from the Tombs or come to take care of a court case. He says he got the idea after folks kept asking him to take their picture, or said "Have I got a story for you..." According the Mr. Hirsch, the blog is very popular with lawyers, judges, and others in the criminal justice system, who see it as a window into a world the public doesn't normally see. It's not to be missed - and to anyone who deals with minor criminal cases, the stories, the crimes, and the punishments will be very familiar.