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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 works on 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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News September 24
Juvenile lifers, victims of police misconduct and immigrants convicted of minor crimes are among those with a lot at stake before the changing court.
News September 17
The U.S. Sentencing Commission, required by law to be bipartisan, helps set prison terms for more than 70,000 people every year.
Feature July 21
A Florida family opted for restorative justice over the death penalty for the man who murdered their mom. What happened next made them question the very meaning of justice.
Coronavirus July 20
COVID-19 is changing how police question suspects and witnesses—for the better, some argue.
Feature July 12
Richard Midkiff spent 23 years behind bars. A dispute over his decades-old plea deal could send him back for 15 more.
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.