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Abbie VanSickle covers criminal justice in California for The Marshall Project. She has worked as a reporter for the University of California, Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. She is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law and a lecturer at its Graduate School of Journalism. From 2011 to 2012, she was a Henry Luce Scholar in Cambodia, where she worked on behalf of survivors at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
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Coronavirus April 6
California and New York City are booking hotels so homeless people released from jail don’t accelerate the pandemic.
Coronavirus March 27
Despite coronavirus, crowding continues inside California’s system.
Coronavirus March 21
Some sheriffs, prosecutors and defenders scramble to move people from local jails, potential petri dishes for infection.
Coronavirus March 19
Those 55 and older are a growing share of the people in state prisons. They’re also the most at risk as coronavirus spreads.
Case in Point November 18
If William Palmer wins in court, thousands could get closer to exiting California prisons.
News August 19
Signing a new law on police shootings, Gavin Newsom says he’s sending a message.
News July 2
Lawmakers cut criminal sentences; some DAs push back using plea deals.
News May 16
When lawmakers said accomplices aren't the same as killers, Neko Wilson was the first person freed. Now he may go back to jail.
Effort to cut prison overcrowding puts some jails in crisis.
Case in Point February 13
A California court case could unravel decades of police secrecy.