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usatoday-logoLottie Joiner reports on recidivism in the U.S. in a multimedia project for USAToday. How does the criminal justice system itself play a part in sending people back to prison? Part 1, "Twisted justice stops prisoners from starting over," was published June 20, 2017.

nyt-magazineMaryn McKenna explores the impact of climate change on the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses in the U.S. Read “Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse,” The New York Times Magazine, April 20. 

priSonia Paul's podcast on the South Asian community’s fight for truth about their history and representation in California middle school textbooks aired on PRI's The World April 27: “Which version of Indian history do American school students learn?”  

us-news-world-reportErin Siegal McIntyre reports from Mexico on the growing number of U.S. retirees living south of the border without documentation, in “America’s Renegade Retirees,” U.S. News & World Report, May 3. 

wessler-the-nationSeth Freed Wessler's cover story for The Nation on medical neglect in privately run prisons led to the closure of some facilities. “This Man Will Almost Certainly Die,” “Obama's DOJ Says It One More Time: Private Prisons Aren't Working,” Donald Trump's Looming Mass Criminalization, and more. Wessler's reporting was featured in The Washington PostReveal NewsNPR's Fresh Air and Democracy Now.   

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perrot-free-cakeCRIMINAL JUSTICE: George D. Perrot celebrates one year of freedom. Judge Robert J. Kane overturned Perrot's rape conviction, then released him on his own recognizance Feb. 10, 2016. Perrot had already served 30 years in prison. The appeal deadline for prosecutors is April 10. The Schuster Institute has been investigating Perrot's claims of innocence since October 2011. Read more about the case.

Watch our video! A wedding, an anniversary & a civil rights lawsuit: On the one-year anniversary of his June 15, 2015, exoneration, Angel Echavarría filed a civil rights lawsuit. After 21 years in prison, Echavarría is enjoying spending time with his new wife and five adult children — and he is seeking compensation for his long ordeal. Read more here.

Boston Globe's Yvonne Abraham writes about Angel Echavarría's ongoing quest for justice in "Now free, Angel Echavarría wants answers," Sept. 4, 2016. Our recap is here: "Can Angel Echavarría reclaim any justice?"

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