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Eli Hager is a staff writer covering juvenile justice, family court, fines and fees and other issues. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, This American Life and elsewhere. He also edits The Marshall Project's "Life Inside" feature and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. In 2017, Eli was named a Livingston Award finalist for his investigation into private prisoner transportation.
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Coronavirus June 15
Amid speculation of a spike in abuse, advocates worry that families of color will be policed even more.
Analysis June 10
Even in the 15 largest departments where the majority of officers are people of color, only one union leader is black, our analysis shows.
Coronavirus June 3
The Supreme Court gave teens sentenced to life in prison a shot at freedom. Many are still waiting.
Coronavirus May 12
Youth lockups are supposed to rehabilitate kids, not punish them. The pandemic is making that harder than ever.
Coronavirus April 24
Voting rights for people in jail is becoming another casualty of COVID-19.
Coronavirus April 17
As states and cities face budget shortfalls amid the COVID-19 crisis, many courts seek payments largely owed by the poor.
Coronavirus April 8
SBA says people with criminal records aren't eligible for some emergency loans, even though experts say the law doesn't exclude them.
Coronavirus March 28
Only 7 percent of black men would be deemed low-risk enough to get out using the federal prison system’s risk assessment tool, according to an analysis.
Coronavirus March 24
New placements, family visits and child-abuse investigations falter across the country.