Eli Hager

Reporter, The Marshall Project

Eli Hager appears in the following:

State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care

Thursday, April 22, 2021

In at least 36 states and the District of Columbia, child welfare agencies use a child's benefit checks to offset the cost of foster care, often leaving them with a tattered safety net as adults.


Incarcerated Parents: Why Many Nonviolent Offenders Lose Their Parental Rights

Monday, January 14, 2019

Many parents in prison are completely stripped of their parental rights, even if they are incarcerated for non-violent, low-level crimes. 


Female Inmates In Indiana Pitch Plan To Rehab Empty Houses — And Their Lives

Thursday, November 02, 2017

To curb recidivism, a small group of female prisoners in Indiana crafted their own re-entry plan: Rebuild abandoned houses in the city and create future homes for themselves in the process.


Unequal Justice: Filling in the Gaps for Public Defenders

Friday, September 09, 2016

It's been 53 years since the Supreme Court decided that everyone has the right to an attorney. But local jurisdictions are struggling to provide legal services for poorer defendants.

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Inside the Vans that Traffic Prisoners Across State Lines

Monday, July 25, 2016

Every year thousands of fugitives and suspects, many of whom have not been convicted, are extradited across state lines. 

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Investigation Reveals Dark Side of Private Prisoner Transport

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

As the prison population continues to grow, states have turned to private companies to transport prisoners long distances. But the results can be deadly. 

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School Discipline: From Corporal Punishment to Mediation

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Traditional discipline practices have been shown to be ineffective and discriminatory. Now, educators are experimenting with restorative models that empower students and their community.

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New Videos Warn Inmates of Rape

Monday, February 23, 2015

The videos feature interviews and advice from current inmates in the hope of preventing others from experiencing sexual assault in prison.