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Nicole Lewis is a staff writer. Before joining The Marshall Project Nicole wrote for The Washington Post's "The Fact Checker" blog. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She was the recipient of the 2016 Education Writers Association National Awards for Education Writing in magazine and feature writing for her contribution to a series on desegregation in the public school system.
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News January 16
A lawsuit filed by St. Louis's first black female prosecutor highlights the virulent opposition progressive black women in the role say they have encountered.
News December 19, 2019
Prison officials tout video visitation’s convenience. Families say they’re paying high rates for second-rate service
News December 18
Remote prison towns and strict visitation policies make it hard to stay in touch.
News December 17, 2019
Prison costs taxpayers $80 billion a year. It costs some families everything they have.
News October 28
They defend their criminal justice records and tout proposals at nation’s first town hall held by formerly incarcerated people.
News September 19
The state’s byzantine felony disenfranchisement laws keep hundreds of thousands of formerly incarcerated residents from registering to vote.
News September 10
Most states give money to people leaving prison. But some formerly incarcerated people say it's often not enough to meet their basic needs.
News August 13
Thousands of Louisianians on probation and parole face numerous obstacles to casting a ballot, including the idea that their votes don't matter.
News June 11
In Maine and Vermont, low literacy rates and little access to information means many inmates don’t exercise their right to cast ballots.