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Jamiles Lartey is a New Orleans-based staff writer for the Marshall Project. Previously, he worked as a reporter for the Guardian covering issues of criminal justice, race and policing. Jamiles was a member of the team behind the award-winning online database “The Counted,” tracking police violence in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, He was named “Michael J. Feeney Emerging Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists. In his off time, Jamiles is an avid drummer, playing and recording with artists in the New Orleans area.
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News December 21, 2020
Ohio guard members patrolling inside prisons trained for a fraction of the 5 weeks required of correction officers.
News December 3, 2020
Public health experts urge making them a priority—but some push back.
News November 17
CoreCivic and GEO Group have been shifting away from prisons toward other government contracts, like office space and immigration detention.
News November 8, 2020
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
The System October 23
What do advocates mean when they call for “defunding,” “abolishing” or “reimagining” the police?
The System October 21, 2020
Police forces in the U.S. were originally founded to secure private property—including human beings.
Analysis September 23
The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent.
News August 8
Memes and billboards are calling for arresting the three officers. But what does Kentucky law say?
News June 26
“You have to use a lot of force, or you are going to die.”
News June 1
Disproportionate use of force can turn a peaceful protest violent, research shows.