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Life Inside October 5
Rikers Island has been notorious for violence and neglect for decades. But detainees, corrections officers and officials tell us the New York City jail complex has plunged into a new state of emergency.
News and Awards September 29
Award Shared with Mississippi Today Recognizes “Mississippi Penal System, Uncovered,” Series on Practices in State Prison System
Analysis September 27
Census data show incarceration rates are down. It may have more to do with the pandemic than broad reforms.
Feature September 24
For those found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity and put into California’s CONREP program, strict supervision can last decades.
Life Inside September 23
After cops beat my father to death, I wreaked havoc on my community.Three decades later, I wonder what my story would have been if he had lived.
Inside Out September 23
Could changes in jailers’ attitudes lead to better jail conditions and fewer deaths?
Feature September 22
Criminal charges against paramedics in Elijah McClain’s death raise questions about when emergency medical responders should be held accountable for fatalities in police custody.
News and Awards September 15
National Press Club Award recognizes overall body of investigative reporting, citing impact of “Mauled,” coverage of Mississippi prisons and more.
Looking Back September 14
The infamous 1971 prison revolt ended with a bloody police siege. We retell the story, minute-by-minute.
Life Inside September 9
It doesn’t matter how American I feel. The labels applied to me are “foreign,” “terrorist,” “inmate” and “other.”