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Feature July 10
Officials’ missteps at Butner made it the deadliest federal lockup.
Coronavirus May 21
Just a small fraction of federal prisoners have been sent home. Many others lack legal help and connections to make their case.
Coronavirus April 3
The case of Patrick Jones, the first federal prisoner to die from COVID-19, epitomizes national debates about criminal justice reform.
Coronavirus March 28
Only 7 percent of black men would be deemed low-risk enough to get out using the federal prison system’s risk assessment tool, according to an analysis.
Coronavirus March 26
With in-person visits suspended nationwide, people with loved ones behind bars say they’re being left in the dark.
News January 28
Another dubious get-out-early offer is spreading through federal prisons. Lawyers say it’s a fake.
Life Inside September 12, 2019
“They booked me into a cell where there was a paper sign over the toilet saying DON’T DRINK THE WATER.”
Life Inside September 5, 2019
“The typing room is where the optimism of naive, hopeful, recently incarcerated inmates goes to die.”
Life Inside August 15, 2019
Highlights of prisoner travel include gang fights, overflowing toilets and two weeks shackled to a neo-Nazi.
Analysis August 9, 2019
If it sounds too good to be true, legal experts say, it probably is.