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Yolanda Martinez is a graphics producer. She was previously a digital producer at Pew Research Center, working for the Hispanic and Social Trends research teams. She was a homepage intern at the Los Angeles Times and also spent two lovely weeks in Tucson, Arizona taking part in the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. She earned a master's degree in multimedia journalism from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
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News July 10
A movement to let the formerly incarcerated cut hair and drive taxis is gaining ground.
Analysis May 20
Despite Jeff Sessions’ new zero-tolerance mandate along the border, the Justice Department has prioritized immigration offenses for years.
News March 28
Even after the high-profile death of Kalief Browder, jails in the rest of the state routinely isolate juveniles.
Feature February 15
Tennessee locks ailing, mentally ill, pregnant and juvenile prisoners in isolation to help jails save money.
Case in Point February 13
New York prosecutors object to new DNA testing that might answer questions left unanswered at a murder trial.
News January 7
A California county will issue refunds to parents wrongly billed for their kids’ incarceration.
News January 3
Here are the most important places to keep an eye on.
Justice Lab December 15, 2017
Why are black imprisonment rates going down? Four theories.
News December 8, 2017
A new survey finds it’s more difficult than you might think.
News October 20, 2017
For prisoners in a hurricane, there’s nowhere to run.
Graphics September 21, 2017
After Hurricane Maria, thousands of families await news.
Feature August 7, 2017
Defendants say evidence laws force them to take pleas while “blindfolded.”
News July 23, 2017
Arizona is set to become the latest state to move away from automatic isolation for death row inmates.
News June 22, 2017
A new study shows a striking disparity between incarcerated men and women.
News April 23, 2017
But the number is probably far higher, Marshall Project survey shows.
News March 2, 2017
For 40 years, many parents have had to pay for their children's incarceration, but that may be changing.
News February 8, 2017
Donald Trump faces a fight on asset forfeiture.
News January 16, 2017
The question is trickier than you’d think for police, and the courts, to answer.
Analysis December 15, 2016
New federal data shows some stark racial disparities.
Feature December 7, 2016
Judges have uniquely uncommon power in the state.
Feature December 6, 2016
Medicaid for ex-prisoners saves money and lives, but millions are released without it.