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Alysia Santo is a staff writer. She has investigated criminal justice issues including for-profit prisoner transportation, the bail industry, victim compensation and the sexual abuse of people behind bars. Her reporting has spurred state and federal investigations, and was awarded Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2021. She is also a three-time finalist for the Livingston Award and was twice named runner-up for the John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting.
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Feature August 19
The Kentucky State Police fatally shot 41 people from 2015 through 2020, more than any other law enforcement agency in the state.
Feature August 13
In rural communities, fatal police shootings have occurred at high rates, without the attention (and protests) that urban shootings have drawn.
Feature December 9, 2020
Prisoners, guards face danger from chronic understaffing by MTC
News June 4, 2020
Now experts say the controversial diagnosis may become part of the police defense.
Coronavirus May 13, 2020
Some sheriffs are buying ultraviolet light machines traditionally used by hospitals.
Feature May 6, 2020
Introducing “Tutwiler,” a new Marshall Project/Frontline documentary about women in an Alabama prison who support each other through pregnancy, labor and saying goodbye to their newborns.
Feature February 20, 2020
Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence.
News January 8, 2020
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.