Wednesday, December 20, 2017

End of 2017 List


The Accusation, published by The Marshall Project and Esquire, detailing the story of a family torn apart by false allegations of sexual abuse. (A Longform/Longreads selection and finalist for an Online Journalism Award)

Writing + Video

"Cooking Them To Death": The Lethal Toll of Hot Prisons, a collaboration between The Marshall Project and The Weather Channel


The strange terrorism case of Abdurrahman Qadan (After this story was published, the district attorney of Orange County, New York, allowed Mr. Qadan to leave jail)

An obituary of an anti-death penalty pioneer (with The New York Times)

President Obama's complicated legacy on the death penalty


Two wrongful convictions, one happy marriage

A prison psychologist mourns a man he tried to save

A mother discovers two men were wrongfully convicted of her daughter's murder

A prison official becomes addicted to his work

A mother visits her son, who is set to be executed for a long-ago murder

Working with prisoners makes it hard to be a mom

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Marshall Project

I'm now a staff writer with The Marshall Project. Check there for my latest writing about criminal justice, in Texas and around the country. We'll be launching soon.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where Have All The Cowboy Churches Come From?

As the number of literal cowboys in Texas dwindles, one begins to wonder, how do you grow a church based on a way of life that hardly exists anymore? 

Read the rest at Texas Monthly