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Feature September 24
For those found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity and put into California’s CONREP program, strict supervision can last decades.
Feature September 22
Criminal charges against paramedics in Elijah McClain’s death raise questions about when emergency medical responders should be held accountable for fatalities in police custody.
Life Inside August 26
“Sudden cardiac death,” is the cause listed on my uncle Bryan’s death certificate. But it didn’t feel sudden at all — not when you factor in his underlying mental and physical health problems, years of poor prison medical care and the fact that he caught COVID-19 in his Arizona jail.
Inside Out August 12
Prison suicides have been rising for years. Experts fear the pandemic has made it worse.
Life Inside June 10
Jy’Aire Smith-Pennick suffered multiple traumas before age 18. He masked his pain with Percocet, weed and drug-selling. Now, at a Pennsylvania prison with the right programs, he’s finally starting to heal.
Death Sentences February 4
Raymond Riles has been on death row longer than anyone in America. He’s one of many who have languished there for decades with severe mental illnesses.
Feature November 8, 2020
A new lawsuit claims Black Americans with mental illness are being forced into traumatic emergency room stays.
Life Inside September 10, 2020
My brother committed suicide because he felt totally alone. As a volunteer social worker at a jail, I can let even the most judged people know that someone cares.
Feature July 24, 2020
Riding along with the civilian “crisis responders” of Olympia, Washington.
News July 13, 2020
Mental-health problems, short staffing plague a Texas lockup in COVID lockdown.