“Riding Along With Milwaukee’s Counselors for Traumatized Youth,” BuzzFeed
In Milwaukee, and cities across the country, mental health workers partner with cops to heal those left in the wake of violence through a science-driven police reform that may be immune to Trump-era politics.
“An Incubator for (Former) Drug Dealers,” Bloomberg Businessweek
Hustlers are entrepreneurs denied opportunity
“Want to Clear Your Record? It’ll Cost You $450,” The Marshall Project
Some states look to the disenfranchised to fill state coffers by charging high fees to clear criminal records.
Also published in Vice
“Restoring A Life After Clemency,” The Atlantic
A day in the life of a recently commuted great-grandmother adjusting to the free world after decades in a New York Prison, and a look at the infrequently used gubernatorial power to pardon.
“Punished for Being Poor,” Pacific Standard
An all-too-common story of a woman who would have either languished in jail for months awaiting trial or accepted a plea bargain—adding an unnecessary strike to her criminal record—with an uncommon ending: a charity bailed her out.
“When Prisons Need to Be More Like Nursing Homes,” The Marshall Project
On out-of-the-box prison geriatrics. America’s prison population is rapidly graying, forcing corrections departments to confront the rising costs and challenges of health care in institutions that weren’t designed to serve as nursing homes.
Also published in Kaiser Health News, and picked up by Longreads
“The dangerous zone between a halfway house and freedom,” Al Jazeera America
An investigation of a shadow housing market in NYC, funded by public dollars, where people with nowhere else to go are taken in—and are put on the curb at the house operator’s whim. (This story predates the NYT three-quarter house investigation by over a year.)
“The Ins and The Outs,” Narratively
Along one of New York’s most rapidly changing boulevards, a look below the surface exposes what—and who—is really driving gentrification in Crown Heights.
Winner of the New York Press Club award for feature reporting.
“How Prisoners’ Family Members Can Assist Overworked Public Defenders,” The Atlantic "Do Right-to-Carry Gun Laws Make States Safer?” The Atlantic "How Minor Probation Violations Can Lead to Major Jail Time,” The Atlantic
“‘We, Too, Are Targets of Police Violence,‘” The Atlantic
“We’re Trying to Create the Village Again,” The Atlantic
“Simplifying How the Courts Seal Criminal Records,” The Atlantic
“The Prison Where Inmates Help Each Other Die With Dignity,” Narratively
“What’s Propelling Second-Chance Legislation Across America?” Pacific Standard
“In sanctuary cities, immigrants find themselves with few real protections from federal officials,” PRI’s The World
Also published in The Week
“20 years ago, asylum seekers were not automatically put in immigration detention ,” PRI’s The World
“A migrant from El Salvador Gets Her Chance in Immigration Court,” PRI’s The World
“Racist Hiring Practices Hurt Employers Too,” Pacific Standard
“Can Fact-Checking Take Down Demagoguery?” Pacific Standard
“Why America Needs a National Lynching Memorial,” Mother Jones
“Who Do You Call When Your Rapist Is a Cop?” Pacific Standard
“A script for talking to your family about racism and police shootings,” PRI’s The World
“When the Old Sheriff Leaves Town,” The Atlantic
“A Reckoning in Philadelphia,” The Atlantic
“Why U.S. Latinos Are Difficult to Poll,” The Atlantic
“Why Restoring Driving Right to Former Inmates Matters,” The Atlantic
“After Hope and Hype, Green Jobs Numbers Have Proved Elusive,” City Limits
“A Hudson Valley Activist Brings Local Veggies to His Incarcerated Neighbors,” Edible Manhattan
“No Pets for Pariahs” The Marshall Project
“The Sandra Bland Breakthrough,” The Marshall Project
“How the Law Will Adapt to Oregon’s Legalized Pot,” The Marshall Project
“The Corizon CEO on Losing Its Contract With Rikers,” The Marshall Project
“Why New York Dropped Corizon,” The Marshall Project