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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.
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Feature April 23
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.
Public health experts worry that high refusal rates could undermine efforts to control the pandemic inside and outside of prisons.
A Marshall Project survey of the incarcerated showed widespread interest in the coronavirus vaccine as well as pervasive distrust of the prison medical system.
News January 25
We want to hear from incarcerated people about their attitudes towards the coronavirus vaccine.
Analysis January 19
Donald Trump’s volatile approach to granting clemency epitomizes a system that many have long hoped to change.
News January 19
People getting out of prison are bringing the virus outside because lockups aren’t taking basic precautions. Overtaxed halfway houses and other reentry programs are left to pick up the slack.
The System November 13, 2020
Sure, prisons and jails are dangerous places. But everyday life inside isn’t as explosive as TV and movies make it look.
The System November 11, 2020
The United States locks up more people per capita than any other developed country. Here’s why.
News November 8, 2020
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
Feature November 3, 2020
Here are their stories.