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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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Case in Point July 19
His co-defendant was acquitted based on new evidence, but prosecutors are still fighting to keep Andrew Krivak in prison.
Case in Point June 6
A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed.
Life Inside May 30
After spending 22 years in solitary confinement, anything larger than my cell threw me into panic.
News May 8
‘Voluntary departure’ applications surge as immigrants decide it’s better to return to their native countries than languish in a detention facility.
Looking Back April 9
It’s been nearly 25 years since Michigan adopted a controversial visitation policy. Families have been fighting it ever since.
Feature November 21, 2018
The Bureau of Prisons set higher standards for psychiatric care. But instead of helping more inmates, the agency dropped thousands from its caseload, data shows.
Life Inside October 18, 2018
“I didn’t have a way to communicate. And they basically just flipped me the bird.”
News September 7, 2018
An antiquated law in Virginia targets “habitual drunkards.”
Feature July 23, 2018
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
News July 18, 2018
Civil representation is too expensive for many, but Washington state has one solution