I am a staff writer at The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to covering the criminal justice system. Until I joined the Marshall Project in 2014, I was a freelance writer specializing in long-form and narrative journalism. I covered a wide range of subjects, but had a particular interest in the criminal justice system, prisons and jails, issues affecting the LGBTQ community, and health care for the underserved and disenfranchised—particularly substance use, addiction, and HIV/AIDS. This site is an archive of my freelance work.
Shedding the stigma and reducing recidivism through support, education and therapy – not prison time
As a teenager, Greg Diatchenko was convicted of murder and given the mandatory sentence: life without parole. Now science, and the courts, could give him another chance.
Why can’t we embrace the idea that prisoners have labor rights?