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Alysia Santo is a staff writer. Her investigative reporting on the criminal justice system has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award in both 2016 and 2017 and a runner-up for the John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting in 2017 and 2019.
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Feature February 20
Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence.
News January 8
Understaffing, powerful gangs and constant lockdowns brew tensions that exploded last week.
News October 21, 2019
A new documentary from The Marshall Project and Frontline (PBS) offers a rare look at the lives of expectant mothers inside a notorious women’s prison.
Feature June 26, 2019
What happened in Mississippi when no one wanted dangerous, low-paying guard jobs.
News June 10
Lawmakers change rules after Marshall Project report on compensation fund.
Life Inside June 10
"We take turns holding the mirror to see each other. And we talk for hours."
Feature March 29
How the dangerous prisoner transport business has dodged responsibility for “gross negligence.”
News February 28
Officials demand details about deaths and sexual abuse on transport vans.
Feature December 3, 2018
Being stripped of parental rights while in prison, even for minor crimes, is “the family separation crisis that no one knows about,” one advocate said.