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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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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
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
How Lezmond Mitchell became the only Native American on federal death row.
Analysis August 9
If it sounds too good to be true, legal experts say, it probably is.
Feature August 1
A Texas con artist made millions promising prisoners' families the thing they wanted most: To bring their children home.
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.