Nicole Lewis is a staff writer. Her work focuses on felony disenfranchisement and other issues that directly affect the incarcerated and their families. She received several honors for the first-of-its-kind political survey of the currently incarcerated in which Nicole and her team polled more than 8,000 people in prison and jail to understand their political interests. Prior to The Marshall Project, Nicole wrote for The Washington Post. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Mother Jones, Slate and The Guardian among other publications. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan and The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.
At the start of the pandemic, we asked four incarcerated people to chronicle daily life with the coronavirus. Here, they reveal what they witnessed and how they coped with the chaos, fear, isolation and deaths.