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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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Feature September 24
For those found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity and put into California’s CONREP program, strict supervision can last decades.
Analysis February 4
In Oregon and across the country, protesters charged with “civil disorder” say the vague federal law is unconstitutional.
The Lowdown January 8
Everyone's talking about sedition, treason and conspiracy. Here's what these terms actually mean and how they've been enforced.
Analysis November 11, 2020
Even in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Black people are still more likely to be arrested for it than White people. These organizers are working to change that.
Feature November 8, 2020
A new lawsuit claims Black Americans with mental illness are being forced into traumatic emergency room stays.
Analysis November 6, 2020
A Nevada state supreme court candidate was one of very few nationwide to run on a message of reform. Most campaigns leaned on “tough on crime” strategy yet again.
Life Inside October 1, 2020
I first joined the San Quentin fire department to get my own room, eat well and train dogs. It ended up being the most important experience of my life.
News September 2, 2020
“When people are in need, they don’t give a shit where you’re from or what your history is.”
Feature July 24, 2020
Riding along with the civilian “crisis responders” of Olympia, Washington.
Feature June 23, 2020
A group of 2020 hopefuls say their first-hand experience with the justice system makes them best suited to fix it.