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Nacola McNeil in front of the Leading Into New Communities (LINC) transitional housing in Wilmington, NC, in January.
News January 19
People getting out of prison are bringing the virus outside because lockups aren’t taking basic precautions. Overtaxed halfway houses and other reentry programs are left to pick up the slack.
News October 27, 2020
Americans are grappling with intensifying calls to remake the criminal justice system. We asked people behind bars to weigh in.
The CZU Lightning Complex fire, as seen from La Honda, California, on August 19, 2020.
News September 2, 2020
“When people are in need, they don’t give a shit where you’re from or what your history is.”
Craig Rixner, moments after he was released from Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, in March.
Coronavirus April 1, 2020
During the COVID-19 crisis, people coming home after decades behind bars find loved ones in quarantine, dire job prospects and overwhelmed social services agencies.
Eisha Love is a plaintiff in a federal suit challenging an Illinois law that restricts those with felony convictions from changing their name.
News January 27, 2020
New lawsuits by transgender people challenge bans on name changes for those convicted of crimes.
A police officer and a correctional officer patrol the entrance of the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma.
News June 5, 2019
Officials are trying to line up jobs and housing for 2,200 inmates who are scheduled to be freed in July under the First Step Act.
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., wave signs in support of "Medicare for All" at an event in 2017.
Commentary March 21, 2019
“Can criminal justice reform succeed without addressing the health of incarcerated people?"
Devah Pager at her office at Harvard University in 2014.
Commentary November 13, 2018
An appreciation of the Harvard sociologist who meticulously documented racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
Life Inside November 8, 2018
Charlotte was there for the worst moments of my life. And she was there as I picked up the pieces.
Life Inside October 25, 2018
At a Kentucky prison, inmates and staff switch places during a “re-entry to society” role-playing game.