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David Eads has been trying to make "good internet" for over twenty years. Eads is a co-founder of the Invisible Institute, where he also built The View From The Ground. He helped create FreeGeek Chicago, a community-based computer recycling organization. He has built editorial products as a reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune, NPR Visuals, ProPublica Illinois, and The Chicago Reporter. Eads was a member of the team of independent journalists who won the 2019 Premio Gabo for general coverage for their reporting on mass graves in Mexico.
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Analysis September 27
Census data show incarceration rates are down. It may have more to do with the pandemic than broad reforms.
News May 17
Our reporting shows that in at least 49 states, plus Washington, D.C., foster care officials obtain federal benefits intended for children in their care.
Heavily-armed police deployed during protests over the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.
News January 8
But local cops can still receive Pentagon equipment, including automatic rifles.
Migrant families from Central America are released at the border with orders to appear for future hearings in immigration court, on June 11, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
News November 23, 2020
Restoring asylum claims and judges’ independence will be uphill work.
A guard escorts an immigrant detainee at the Adelanto Detention Facility in 2013 in Adelanto, Calif.
News November 17, 2020
CoreCivic and GEO Group have been shifting away from prisons toward other government contracts, like office space and immigration detention.
Feature October 15, 2020
A series on the damage police dogs inflict on Americans, published in collaboration with AL.com, IndyStar and the Invisible Institute.
News October 7, 2020
Wardens blocked bids for freedom as COVID-19 spread behind bars, data shows.