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Maurice Chammah is a staff writer whose work has been published by The New Yorker, The Atlantic and The New York Times. He is currently at work on a book about the rise and fall of the death penalty, which won the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Book Award. A former Fulbright fellow, he helps organize The Insider Prize, a contest for incarcerated writers sponsored by the magazine American Short Fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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News November 13
Rodney Reed faces execution in Texas despite mounting evidence of innocence and bipartisan support.
The Frame April 22
Vincent Nardone’s work is on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut.
Case in Point April 17
A South Dakota case reflects the national debate on whether execution should be banned for the mentally ill.
Feature March 22
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
Life Inside February 28
Theothus Carter reflects on starring in the film “O.G.”, alongside Jeffrey Wright, while serving time in prison.
Feature January 6
More than a year ago, Nevada death row prisoner Scott Dozier gave up his legal appeals and asked to be executed. He’s still waiting.
News October 15, 2018
After forcing Nevada into a legal battle over its lethal injection drugs, an execution “volunteer” says the state is punishing him.
News October 9, 2018
Connecticut’s WORTH program uses therapy, classes and mentoring to try to keep women from coming back.
The Frame October 4, 2018
A Pennsylvania artist draws hundreds of fellow inmates to show the scale of mass incarceration.
Life Inside September 27, 2018
“After three decades, I now feel like I’m dying a slow death.”