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Justin George is the former Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Marshall Project. He previously worked at the Baltimore Sun, where he embedded with the local police department to cover the internal investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, part of a body of work that made the Sun a Pulitzer Prize finalist. George grew up in Littleton, Colo., and graduated from Columbine High School and the University of Colorado. He began his career at the Daily Camera of Boulder, Colo., before moving to the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., and the Tampa Bay Times, where he exposed sexual abuse of the developmentally disabled and covered Hurricane Katrina.
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News August 14
A hiring freeze by the Trump administration shrank the federal prison workforce at twice the rate of the declining prison population.
News June 18
About 750 federal inmates will be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody starting in mid-July.
News June 5
Officials are trying to line up jobs and housing for 2,200 inmates who are scheduled to be freed in July under the First Step Act.
News March 12
Supporters worry because law seeks $75 million a year for five years, but president’s plan lists $14 million.
News March 5
Critics oppose disclosing enrollment in drug-court programs and other prison alternatives.
News January 17
Newly elected prosecutors won’t take cases from unreliable officers—but are these no-call lists fair?
News December 19, 2018
Now that the First Step Act passed, prison reformers are already making lists.
News November 19, 2018
The deadline for refunds is weeks away, but few know it.
News November 16, 2018
Too much? Too little? You be the judge.
News October 25, 2018
The president wants to send more prisoners to halfway houses. The Justice Department is doing exactly the opposite.