Why Did a Man Starve to Death in an Arkansas Jail?
Co-published with Truthdig. It was a failure of the system because he shouldn't have even been there.
Easy Money: How Counties Are Funneling Covid Relief Funds Into New Jails
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 …
She Used Drugs While Pregnant. Should She Be in Prison?
Co-published with The Cut. After having a stillbirth, Adora Perez was charged with murder.
Incarceration Has Always Threatened Health. COVID-19 Just Worsened the Problem.
Co-published with the Philadelphia Inquirer. During the pandemic, jail populations — largely poor people who can’t afford bail — have been some of the hardest hit by the …
Life Inside a Pre-Release Center: Like Prison, But More Work
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 …
How Prison Officials Block Access to the Media
Co-published with The American Prospect. Journalists are having trouble contacting sources, and inmates who speak on the record face retaliation.
Out of Prison With Nowhere Safe to Go
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.
The Judge Whose Bail Requirements Leave Cash-Strapped Defendants in Jail
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.
Pregnant and Shackled: Why Inmates Are Still Giving Birth Cuffed and Bound
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 …
These Men are Fighting to Abolish the Death Penalty — From Death Row
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 …