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Cary Aspinwall is a Dallas-based staff writer for The Marshall Project. Previously, she was an investigative reporter at The Dallas Morning News, where she reported on the impact of pre-trial incarceration and money bail on women and children in Texas and deaths in police custody involving excessive force and medical negligence. She won the Gerald Loeb Award for reporting on a Texas company's history of deadly natural gas explosions and is a past Pulitzer finalist for her work exposing flaws in Oklahoma's execution process. She is a co-founder of The Frontier, a nonprofit devoted to investigative journalism in Oklahoma.
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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.
Feature May 22
Just ask a Dallas woman who spent a year in jail without talking to a lawyer.
Coronavirus December 21, 2020
As COVID-19 infections soar, prisoners and corrections officers worry that transferring people between facilities is causing outbreaks.
News December 18, 2020
Individual officers can’t claim ‘qualified immunity’ in excessive force cases, but may not end up paying damages out of their own pockets.
Feature August 4, 2020
Tribal courts and federal prosecutors face a flood of new cases after the Supreme Court ruling.
News July 1, 2020
Police asked the show to edit out officers using violence or bad language. The company says it had other reasons for not airing the footage.
News June 8, 2020
The controversial version of the U.S. flag has been hailed as a sign of police solidarity and criticized as a symbol of white supremacy.
Coronavirus May 14, 2020
Fatal victims illuminate women’s unique problems in prison, and the all-too-common ways they get there in the first place.
Coronavirus April 24, 2020
Health experts say not testing staff could be a blind spot.
Coronavirus April 10, 2020
Prisoners made furniture and license plates during the pandemic, according to workers and families. Some plants are now making face masks.