Jessica Priest is Fort Worth Report's government and accountability reporter. She was previously on USA TODAY's regional investigative team. After Jessica reported that a Midland County prosecutor worked for judges on hundreds of criminal cases, including death row inmate Clinton Young's case, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned Young's conviction. The Midland prosecutor also gave up his license to practice law to avoid being disciplined for the misconduct. Jessica is from Katy, west of Houston. She graduated from Sam Houston State University and has reported in Huntsville, Houston, Temple, Victoria and Austin over the past decade.