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Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, criminal justice and immigration.

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People who live and work in the justice system face unique challenges.

"If there's one thing people who spent a long time in prison have acquired, it's the ability to adapt." Nearly two years after serving a 27-year sentence, News Inside director Lawrence Bartley reflects on the pandemic. Read more.

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We’re watching how the criminal justice system responds to the crisis.

The Small Business Administration says people with criminal records aren't eligible for some emergency loans under the economic stimulus package, even though experts say the law doesn't exclude them. Read more.

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We’re tracking and explaining the data behind the disaster.

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Coronavirus April 10
Trump administration presses on with court proceedings, rebuffing pleas from attorneys and advocates.
Coronavirus April 10
Prisoners made furniture and license plates during the pandemic, according to workers and families. Some plants are now making face masks.
Coronavirus April 10
“I know firsthand how the looming threat of COVID-19 is being absorbed by all of us behind the walls.”
Coronavirus April 8
Medically vulnerable immigrants in ICE detention sue for release before coronavirus arrives.
Coronavirus April 8
“My family is my family. I am used to our little quirks. But I am still getting used to what's going on outside.”
Coronavirus April 8
SBA says people with criminal records aren't eligible for some emergency loans, even though experts say the law doesn't exclude them.
Coronavirus April 7
Struggling with “that caged animal feeling” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus April 7
“If there’s one thing people who spent a long time in prison have acquired, it’s the ability to adapt.”
Coronavirus April 6
California and New York City are booking hotels so homeless people released from jail don’t accelerate the pandemic.
Coronavirus April 3
The case of Patrick Jones, the first federal prisoner to die from COVID-19, epitomizes national debates about criminal justice reform.