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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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News October 15
After forcing Nevada into a legal battle over its lethal injection drugs, an execution “volunteer” says the state is punishing him.
News October 9
Connecticut’s WORTH program uses therapy, classes and mentoring to try to keep women from coming back.
The Frame October 4
A Pennsylvania artist draws hundreds of fellow inmates to show the scale of mass incarceration.
Life Inside September 27
“After three decades, I now feel like I’m dying a slow death.”
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.