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Christie Thompson is a staff writer. Her work has been published by outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, ProPublica, and The Atlantic. She was the recipient of the 2016 George Polk Award for Justice Reporting and a finalist for a 2016 IRE Award.
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News September 2
“When people are in need, they don’t give a shit where you’re from or what your history is.”
Feature July 24
Riding along with the civilian “crisis responders” of Olympia, Washington.
Feature June 23
A group of 2020 hopefuls say their first-hand experience with the justice system makes them best suited to fix it.
Coronavirus May 26
For many people leaving prison during the pandemic, closed DMVs mean closed doors.
Coronavirus May 15
While their mental health deteriorates, some are stuck in jail as hospitals are decreasing admissions to prevent the spread of infections.
Coronavirus April 1
During the COVID-19 crisis, people coming home after decades behind bars find loved ones in quarantine, dire job prospects and overwhelmed social services agencies.
Coronavirus March 21
Some sheriffs, prosecutors and defenders scramble to move people from local jails, potential petri dishes for infection.
News January 28
Another dubious get-out-early offer is spreading through federal prisons. Lawyers say it’s a fake.
Feature December 17, 2019
He was one of the thousands of people assaulted in federal prisons each year. After his cellmate nearly killed him, he returned to his family a broken man.
Case in Point September 17, 2019
How Lezmond Mitchell became the only Native American on federal death row.