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
One reason why so few federal prisoners get adequate medical care is that top officials at the Bureau of Prisons responsible for health care lack basic medical training and experience. The problem is not limited to the federal system. Prisons across the country are similarly understaffed or led by professionals with dubious qualifications. Read more.
More on accountability