Beth Schwartzapfel

Beth Schwartzapfel appears in the following:

What People Really Make (and Spend) Behind Bars

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Marshall Project asked people in prison to track their earning and spending — and bartering and side hustles — for 30 days. Their accounts reveal a thriving underground economy behind bars.


Overdose Deaths In State Prisons Have Jumped Dramatically Since 2001

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Deaths from drugs and alcohol have increased by more than 600% in state prisons in the last two decades, giving lie to the idea that sending addicts to prison can help them stop using.


For Sex Offenders, Strict Reentry Laws Force Many into Homelessness

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Miami-Dade County has some of the strictest reentry restrictions in the country, where nearly 400 men have been driven to homelessness.


How Voters Will Shape the Criminal Justice System on Election Day

Thursday, October 27, 2016

There are 163 ballot initiatives in 35 states this election season, and many of them are about criminal justice issues.


Inmates Take a Stand During America's Largest Prison Strike

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

What some have called the largest prison strike in U.S. history began nearly a month ago on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising. 


Another Word for Mandatory Prison Labor

Monday, September 26, 2016

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery, but it left a big exception for people who've been convicted of crimes. Now, prisoners in at least 11 states are reportedly striking in protest.


For Many Inmates, Parole is a Game of Chance

Monday, July 13, 2015

Every day, 50 parole boards across the country, often made up of fewer than ten people, determine the fate of the tens of thousands of prison inmates eligible to be released on parole.

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