Maurice Chammah

crime

I'm on Death Row for Punching a Man

After three decades, I feel like I’m dying a slow death.
J.T. Kirksey
9.28.18
Life Inside

How I Stayed Out of a Gang When My Dad Was Arrested

Selling drugs seemed like such an easy way to help your family with money. But I was small for my age and feared getting "jumped" as part of gang initiations.
Kevin
5.11.18
Life Inside

Want to Escape a Criminal Past? Move to Alaska (Like I Did)

After I left prison, nobody would hire me. So I threw a dart at a map and wound up moving north.
J.T. Perkins III
5.4.18
crime

When a Drug Conviction Lands You on the Sex-Offender Registry

A strange law in Kansas means a history of drug offenses gets people lumped in with a very different kind of criminal.
Maurice Chammah
3.12.18
Life Inside

We Were Wrongfully Convicted of Killing Cops and Now We're Married

From sentenced to death for crimes we didn't commit to 'Til Death Do Us Part.
Maurice Chammah
12.1.17
Life Inside

Working in the Prison System Took Over My Life

If you don't learn how to turn it off, the job can destroy you.
Brent Parker
10.6.17
crime

Why Did America's Execution Machine Slow Down?

A new book explores the slow demise of the ultimate punishment in a country that has a history of celebrating it.
Maurice Chammah
10.4.17
Charlottesville

Viral Sleuthing Could Make It Harder to Prosecute White Supremacists

An internet posse can help police find suspects, but also give defense lawyers a way to argue a case is tainted.
Maurice Chammah
Simone Weichselbaum
8.15.17
crime

These Are the Seven Men Arkansas Plans to Kill Over 11 Days

Why the hurry? Expiring execution drugs.
Maurice Chammah
4.11.17
crime

Trump Wants Cops to Confiscate More Stuff

After joking about ruining a state senator's career, Trump encouraged cops and prosecutors to seize assets.
Maurice Chammah
2.9.17
crime

The 'To Catch a Predator' Guy Has a New Show and No Regrets

Chris Hansen has taken some flak for his aggressive anti-pedophile tactics, but he's not backing down.
Maurice Chammah
1.23.17
crime

How Obama Disappointed on the Death Penalty

Two commutations this week was less than many people hoped for.
Maurice Chammah
1.20.17
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