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Stories from the high-incarceration states of the South.
News and Awards November 17
New support from the Gund Foundation to drive expansion of local investigative reporting
Feature November 11
Black men are most affected by Florida’s two-strikes law.
Feature November 11
Why Florida leads the nation in people serving life without chance of parole.
News and Awards November 4
Funding will support development of local news teams, expanded local news infrastructure.
Feature October 22
But will cops training in martial arts lead to struggles that didn’t need to happen?
Life Inside September 23
After cops beat my father to death, I wreaked havoc on my community.Three decades later, I wonder what my story would have been if he had lived.
Protests and vigils were held nationwide in 2020 for Elijah McClain, who died after paramedics injected him with the sedative ketamine during an encounter with police.
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.
Officer William Byrd, left, commands his police dog during a training exercise in Mobile, Alabama, on Sept. 24, 2020. Officer Justin Washam wears a protective sleeve for a bite demonstration.
News and Awards September 15
National Press Club Award recognizes overall body of investigative reporting, citing impact of “Mauled,” coverage of Mississippi prisons and more.
John Henry Ramirez, who is incarcerated on death row at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit, in Livingston, Texas, on Sept. 1, 2021.
Death Sentences September 7
As a Texas man sues for his pastor to touch him during his execution, a guide to rights for the condemned.