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Joseph Neff is an investigative reporter who worked at The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., and The Associated Press. He was a Pulitzer finalist and has won awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the MOLLY National Journalism Prize, the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi and others. He was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.
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Twitter @josephcneff
Coronavirus April 3
Orders at Oakdale in Louisiana help explain COVID-19 spread.
Coronavirus March 31
With about 200,000 people flowing into and out of jails every week, there are great risks not only for the detained, but also for jail workers and surrounding communities.
Coronavirus March 19
“Kinda defeats the ban on visitation, which was to protect inmates and mainly staff,” critic says.
Feature February 20
Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence.
News January 8
Understaffing, powerful gangs and constant lockdowns brew tensions that exploded last week.
Feature June 26, 2019
What happened in Mississippi when no one wanted dangerous, low-paying guard jobs.
News June 12
Craig Hicks' broad hatred of non-white people lay behind the 2015 crime.
News June 12
For the Muslim community in North Carolina, motive matters in 2015 student shootings.
News May 23
The story of North Carolina’s longest-serving inmate highlights the situation of people with intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system.
Case in Point March 18
North Carolina judge denies testing in a 1992 murder case, but lawyers want shell casings examined.