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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 July 10
Officials’ missteps at Butner made it the deadliest federal lockup.
News June 11
The North Carolina state Supreme Court has upheld the controversial Racial Justice Act, which opponents repealed in 2013
Coronavirus May 30
As if coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, plumbing problems are making life in some Texas prisons even more miserable.
Coronavirus May 21
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
A new lawsuit says crowded meals and dorms increase coronavirus risk.
Coronavirus May 14
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
The Bureau of Prisons reports 110 confirmed cases among 17,000 prisoners—and that may be an undercount.
Coronavirus April 25
A federal judge called the Bureau of Prisons release process “Kafkaesque.”
Coronavirus April 24
Health experts say not testing staff could be a blind spot.
Coronavirus April 16
Without ventilators, prisons lean on local hospitals to care for coronavirus victims.