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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 November 21
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
“I didn’t have a way to communicate. And they basically just flipped me the bird.”
News September 7
An antiquated law in Virginia targets “habitual drunkards.”
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.