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Co-published with TruthdigIt was a failure of the system because he shouldn't have even been there.

Co-published with The Nation. Counties aren’t supposed to use Covid funds to build jails and prisons—but that hasn’t stopped some of them from trying to do it anyway.

Co-published with The CutAfter having a stillbirth, Adora Perez was charged with murder.

Co-published with the Philadelphia InquirerDuring the pandemic, jail populations — largely poor people who can’t afford bail — have been some of the hardest hit by the virus.

Co-published with VICE News. Life in pre-release is like a grim resource-management video game where you have to juggle ironclad schedules and severe punishments for small infractions, all at once.

Co-published with The American Prospect. Journalists are having trouble contacting sources, and inmates who speak on the record face retaliation.

Co-published with The New Republic. As states grant early release to slow the spread of COVID-19, many people are leaving incarceration broke and without a net.

Co-published with The Guardian. For those who live in poverty, money bail can mean an incarceration. And some judges believe that’s in their best interest.

Co-published with The Guardian. Despite a federal law that prohibits the shackling of expectant mothers, the 85% of incarcerated women who are in state prisons or county jails often remain at the mercy of guards.

Co-published with The Nation. Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is the nation’s only anti–death penalty organization run by death-row prisoners.

Co-published with The Atavist, excerpted on Mother Jones. Tony Davis was 18 when he took another boy's life in a drive-by shooting. Now he's a middle-aged man worthy of redemption.

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