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Courthouse Confessions

Ransom Riggs
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In Manhattan, defendants in criminal court have the right to be silent, to an attorney -- and to be blogged about. At least, they do when New York Post photojournalist Steven Hirsch is there with his camera, snapping stylish pictures of defendants who submit to his questions and agree to be documented. The results are fascinating: an almost anthropological study of New York's least-publicized denizens, in which they tell their own stories in their own words -- and often leaving out the most incriminating bits (naturally). Here are a few of our favorite Courthouse Confessions.

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For much more, check out Courthouse Confessions.
Photo of Steven Hirsch by Ozier Muhammad, via the New York Times.

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