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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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Analysis November 11
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
A new lawsuit claims Black Americans with mental illness are being forced into traumatic emergency room stays.
Analysis November 6
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
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
“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.