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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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Feature December 9, 2020
Prisoners, guards face danger from chronic understaffing by MTC
News October 21, 2020
A federal judge ruled prisoners can get the $1,200 checks many Americans received in the spring. Some prison systems are putting up roadblocks, lawyers and prisoners say.
News October 7, 2020
Wardens blocked bids for freedom as COVID-19 spread behind bars, data shows.
Feature July 10, 2020
Officials’ missteps at Butner made it the deadliest federal lockup.
News June 11, 2020
The North Carolina state Supreme Court has upheld the controversial Racial Justice Act, which opponents repealed in 2013
Coronavirus May 30, 2020
As if coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, plumbing problems are making life in some Texas prisons even more miserable.
Coronavirus May 21, 2020
Just a small fraction of federal prisoners have been sent home. Many others lack legal help and connections to make their case.
Coronavirus May 15, 2020
A new lawsuit says crowded meals and dorms increase coronavirus risk.
Coronavirus May 14, 2020
Fatal victims illuminate women’s unique problems in prison, and the all-too-common ways they get there in the first place.
Coronavirus May 8, 2020
The Bureau of Prisons reports 110 confirmed cases among 17,000 prisoners—and that may be an undercount.