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Maurice Chammah is a staff writer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for a 2014 Livingston Award for a story on the decline of the death penalty, and a 2011-2012 Fulbright fellow in Egypt. He plays the violin and has toured with the band Mother Falcon.
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Feature July 23
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
News June 18
Charles Rhines argued jurors sent him to death row in part because they knew he was gay.
Case in Point June 11
His defenders say yes. South Dakota says no. The Supreme Court may soon weigh in.
Candidates backed by Soros, others are still pressing ahead in other parts of the country.
Life Inside May 10
“It started to sink in that I wouldn’t really get a childhood.”
Feature May 8
Young brains are still evolving. One prison is trying to take advantage of that.
Life Inside May 3
After I left prison, nobody would hire me. So I threw a dart at a map.
News April 12
Bernard Noble, whose case became a symbol of harsh drug laws, walks out of a Louisiana prison.
Case in Point April 2
Did a prosecutor lie about whether the family of a murder victim wanted the death penalty?
Q&A March 21
A husband and wife want to upend how we talk about wrongful convictions.