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Mia Armstrong is a writer based in Mexico City. In addition to The Marshall Project, where she formerly interned, her work has been published in the New York Times, Slate, Longreads, Nexos and Letras Libres. She has taught writing in prisons throughout Arizona.
Twitter @miaaarmstrong
Life Inside August 26
“Sudden cardiac death,” is the cause listed on my uncle Bryan’s death certificate. But it didn’t feel sudden at all — not when you factor in his underlying mental and physical health problems, years of poor prison medical care and the fact that he caught COVID-19 in his Arizona jail.
Election 2020 April 8, 2020
The candidates who vied with Joe Biden to challenge President Trump in November—including Kamala Harris—staked out positions on bail reform, marijuana, immigration and more. Here’s where they stood.
The Lowdown September 12, 2019
The vast majority of prisoners are held in publicly run prisons. But the private sector affects their incarceration in different ways.
News September 10, 2019
Most states give money to people leaving prison. But some formerly incarcerated people say it's often not enough to meet their basic needs.
Looking Back August 19, 2019
A Nebraska couple fighting to marry behind bars wouldn’t be the first: Three decades ago, two prisoners took their bid to marry all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
News July 16, 2019
An Idaho man falsely confessed to a 1996 rape and murder.