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Christie Thompson is a staff writer. Her work has been published by outlets including The New York Times, 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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Feature July 23
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
News July 18
Civil representation is too expensive for many, but Washington state has one solution
Feature June 21
Policies for notifying families about inmate deaths vary by state. Some say the process is often inhumane.
Case in Point May 21
After 22 years, Manuel Herrera discovers that it’s complicated.
News April 4
Wisconsin shows off the new normal in judicial elections: political, expensive and often about something else.
Life Inside March 8
A federal inmate feels helpless as her partner’s health deteriorates.
Feature March 7
“Compassionate release” has bipartisan support as a way to reduce the federal prison population and save taxpayer money. New data shows that it’s rarely used.
News January 9
Sessions considers tying the hands of immigration judges.
Quiz December 20, 2017
How well do you remember 2017’s biggest stories?
News September 19, 2017
Faulty and outdated technology is pervasive, and upgrades are slow in coming.