Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, criminal justice and immigration.
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Over the last year, we corresponded with incarcerated people in prisons across the country. We asked artists to illustrate four of their stories as they wrote in grim detail about their lives in lockdown, the outbreaks that sickened them and the isolation and fear they felt as the death toll around them mounted. Read more.
More on living and working conditions
Federal prison officials approved fewer compassionate release requests while the coronavirus surged through their facilities than they did the previous year, new records confirm. The Bureau of Prisons approved just 36 requests from March 2020 through April 2021 — despite receiving nearly 31,000 applications. Read more.
More on accountability