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Writer for @MarshallProj. Book about the death penalty coming 1/26/21 from @CrownPublishing. Volunteer/fan of @asfmag.

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@pamelacolloff I was actually wondering today if Florida has jpay. Thanks!From Austin's local crank to America's best known conspiracy theorist...and back. https://t.co/7LqVDUD3YTThe next man to be executed under the Trump administration killed two members of the Navajo Nation. on Navajo land.… https://t.co/kUAeSIVDfLThe best thread yet on Kamala Harris and criminal justice: https://t.co/J85UBqoHXcAfter a riot at a prison in Dilley, corrections department employees confirm that many people imprisoned across the… https://t.co/BEebTMdk8P
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahWow: a huge thank you to whoever at @washingtonpost wrote about the prison COVID death of writer Timothy Bazrowx an… https://t.co/3SKogLD09C @iamstevenhale Oh wow, thank you!So excited this is going to exist https://t.co/90CZO9OSCi
8/12
2020
For the last three years, @asfmag has sponsored a contest for incarcerated writers in Texas: The Insider Prize. Her… https://t.co/FuSrOI8XyC
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahThis is a list of every story about Kamala Harris and criminal justice that a @MarshallProj reporter thought was wo… https://t.co/oUwyEGFSR1My colleague @Jamiles wrote this piece on how Kamala would deal with police shootings. The “National Police Systems… https://t.co/TtntCxuu10Let the criminal justice reform debates begin!HATEMONGER is here. Get your copy wherever books are sold. Jezebel calls it “Incisive and terrifying.” Remezcla say… https://t.co/Fh8CI4RbXA
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahWe're already receiving submissions for next year's prize. What novelist or memoirist would you like to see as a… https://t.co/rhuy8xBgE0This year one of our finalists, Timothy Bazrowx, died of COVID-19 in prison before we could tell him. We dedicated… https://t.co/oMIyIbiE56The name, “The Insider Prize,” was decided by a group of writers at the Connally Unit, who study with novelist Deb… https://t.co/M6t7KE131IThey hand write and use typewriters. They write about their lives before prison, about grueling plantation conditio… https://t.co/7g89Lg226FEvery year, @an_emilyanne and I get dozens and dozens of essays and short stories from men and women in Texas priso… https://t.co/TgbBjnKGUqSince our @MarshallProj story dropped, @ArchCityDefense announced they are "seeking input from people who have expe… https://t.co/GyhF9r7HqhA lot of things fueled the July 18 riot at the Dolph Briscoe Unit in southwest Texas. Faulty locks were one of them… https://t.co/KvgZYdUxqy
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8/11
2020
From the department of: What happened to this story? https://t.co/sdPTtr5aTN h/t @hannahcrileyyFor the last three years, @asfmag has sponsored a contest for incarcerated writers in Texas: The Insider Prize. Her… https://t.co/9v6ZNyyd3a
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahThrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Insider Prize, a @asfmag contest for incarcerated writers in TX, judge… https://t.co/BnH7hAtnHEThis new @SethFW story is a revelatory look at how sheriffs cooperate with federal immigration agents, the ways it… https://t.co/6DAJnHXLWsThe U.S. Marshals Service is auctioning off Fyre Festival swag: https://t.co/3YcvA47PBXWhile others were making memes, @Jamiles figured out why the police who shot Breonna Taylor haven't been arrested y… https://t.co/sXGOSARwDC
8/10
2020
Watch The Marshall Project's @katiepark on @MeetThePress / @MSNBC yesterday discuss our ongoing efforts to track CO… https://t.co/oCDUMZunfX
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahA group of incarcerated men in Indiana were NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY for directing "It's a Hard Truth, Ain't It"… https://t.co/O0stdMxZmQ
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahAs @KatyTurNBC noted, there are huge racial disparities in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. But most prison ag… https://t.co/UOQNYh0CWo
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahI talked about @MarshallProj's data on COVID within prison walls on Meet the Press — new cases in prisoners have be… https://t.co/8BdTwkMO4s
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8/8
2020
After a young woman sent @caryaspinwall and my @MarshallProj story, on the 'Thin Blue Line' flag, to her father, he… https://t.co/CSY9wOD0iUNew #COVID19 cases among prisoners reached an all-time high this week. https://t.co/FmO5LHYguP via @MarshallProj
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahFirst blurb is in: "Reading this book is like listening to your spouse go on and on over dinner about everything th… https://t.co/Lhi9bJipq5At least 804 prisoners have died of COVID-19-related causes. More than 19,000 prison staff also have tested positiv… https://t.co/PCXHL0mRi2
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahHere's @celinafang/@MarshallProj on the film: https://t.co/z8MbfHPMHY And here's an interview with an incarcerat… https://t.co/UxWqOFgoUuA group of incarcerated men in Indiana were NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY for directing "It's a Hard Truth, Ain't It"… https://t.co/O0stdMxZmQIn the days after three federal executions, the Indiana county where they took place saw a surge in COVID-19 cases.… https://t.co/TSdLddYrQrVery proud that my hometown is apparently producing the country's best criminal justice jingles. https://t.co/o8Egck5Wx3 @jackhealyNYT @susanchira Thank you!!
8/7
2020
The Wallace Pack Unit is facing lawsuits over failures to protect prisoners, many of them Black men, from COVID-19.… https://t.co/wuxT8YmI0uThis great @jackhealyNYT story taps into themes I found while reporting in rural Missouri: a conservative family tr… https://t.co/hHoYB0sGGW
8/6
2020
I just interviewed a lawyer who got his bar card in 1966 —he's been at it for 54 years. May we all enjoy our work that long!In Missouri, Dan Bullock was re-elected as Republican nominee for St. Francois County Sheriff on Tuesday. He won't… https://t.co/15VWm7M7kv
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8/5
2020
Thread: In 1834, in the midst of a mass forced relocation of Indigenous people from the southeast U.S. to present-d… https://t.co/m25yEoDhD2
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahA man in a Missouri prison just wrote to me that he was tested for COVID and if I don't hear back from him, it mean… https://t.co/xAXfLwLE5fHappy election day. Two sheriffs with long records of deaths and abuse in their jails are facing voters today in… https://t.co/cdCwOzJKX5This is a fascinating explainer on the long history of criminal justice, the federal government, and Indian Country… https://t.co/g5YRpygomh
8/4
2020
@pamelacolloff Indeed!ICYMI: A @MarshallProj/@RiverfrontTimes deep dive into one tiny jail and what it says about the terrifying state o… https://t.co/1xfp26QaZb
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahIt's my first day as data editor at @MarshallProj! If you have criminal justice data tips, please send them my way.… https://t.co/1WcNxVSM86
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahA new study goes deeper than ever before, showing racial disparities in who gets the death penalty, and who is even… https://t.co/Abj1EFLSDRBecause many sheriffs continue to refuse to enforce mask and lockdown orders, I'm re-upping this @MarshallProj prim… https://t.co/SzbVrLwFjuIn a post-Hamilton reading rabbit hole, I learned that Harry Washington — a slave of our first president — fled to… https://t.co/0LXAVLnuojICYMI: A @MarshallProj/@RiverfrontTimes deep dive into one tiny jail and what it says about the terrifying state o… https://t.co/1xfp26QaZbIf you haven’t read it yet, @MauriceChammah’s cover story about the dangers lurking in county jails is an eye opene… https://t.co/Lh4CmzKdMm
Retweeted by Maurice Chammah @eramshaw <3 <3 <3Such shocking stats, such intimate detail, such a powerful story: https://t.co/N41uVcGvDK
8/3
2020
Happy Birthday @19thnews!!!!!! Here for all the asterisks. https://t.co/BbuR16WYbM https://t.co/br0xufXboCI can’t turn off my fact checking brain: there was never a gas chamber in Huntsville, Cormac McCarthy. https://t.co/ha954lOPErThe year Raymond Riles was sentenced to death, Gerald Ford was president, Elton John topped the charts, and there w… https://t.co/MSiMK77CvJTexas death row prisoner Blaine Milam now has a new execution date set: Jan. 21, 2021. His last execution date got… https://t.co/x1vCxm0Zh5
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahThe sheriff of St. Francois County, Missouri, runs a local jail with a growing reputation for horrific conditions a… https://t.co/sRaSvoLdD9
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8/2
2020
With Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev back in the news, I'm reupping this incredible 2015 @praddenkeefe sto… https://t.co/fwx2UdqCsA
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8/1
2020
#BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump’s DOJ schedules two more executions, the sixth and seventh of the year, for September. https://t.co/dnre02bGhQ
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahIf all of these happen, the federal government will have executed more people this year than all the states have th… https://t.co/EVmC2ntvF0More on the cases here: https://t.co/kj6vft6F18 Activists are claiming the timing is suspicious, arguing the presi… https://t.co/lIVkqx6WSt#BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump’s DOJ schedules two more executions, the sixth and seventh of the year, for September. https://t.co/dnre02bGhQThe court rules that Tsarnaev's trial was tainted by pre-trial publicity, and his judge failed in considering how j… https://t.co/7mHCBpw1kK#BREAKING Appeals court throws out death sentence of Dzhokar Tsarnaev for his role in the Boston marathon bombing https://t.co/AKAB2xcSSQ @pamelacolloff I didn't really — the book will have too many hads — but I did realize you can start a graf with a h… https://t.co/XmORNmAqSP @pamelacolloff I learned I had been a past perfect addict, having had too many of the word "had" in my manuscript.Update: The day this story came out, the St. Francois County Jail was sued again, by Jeff Tupper, whose wife Tabith… https://t.co/Pg5R5a7srbMayors can't rein in federal agents who enter cities like Portland against their will. @SimoneJwei investigates the… https://t.co/6vINcj9Z9r
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahAbuses in local jails often fly under the radar -- unless courageous local residents work to expose them. ICYMI,… https://t.co/DX77QLbxDB
Retweeted by Maurice Chammah“As Texas enters what could be the hottest month of the year, prisoners said the pain and fear of battling COVID-19… https://t.co/1US5K1WDC8
7/31
2020
@MBennettSmith Aw shucks thanks Meredith!From a reader: "I went on a hunger strike at the St. Francois County Jail in an effort to get back to prison!" Boy… https://t.co/eVKnmoWRJHBecause criminal justice is so often a local issue—especially when it comes to county jails—The Marshall Project ha… https://t.co/8cE5kWgFqd
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahTHREAD: Last December, @MauriceChammah read a shocking account of a young man’s death in a rural Missouri jail. O… https://t.co/WtpCEtzMer
Retweeted by Maurice Chammah @cyb3rs341 Wow. I would love to know more about this — it's so eerily similar. When did this happen?For all the journalists and advocates and policy researchers who study prisons and jails, there really should be a… https://t.co/57NUwpc4suVoters in St. Francois County, Missouri will soon decide whether to re-elect a longtime sheriff who oversees a loca… https://t.co/fj8n0bP7Sd
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahThis news story describes a riot at a Missouri prison, says there were fights, says a special "CERT" team was deplo… https://t.co/iHU6PkWbFgPayne's name is famous, because SCOTUS used his case to let families of murder victims testify in court (and sway j… https://t.co/kUE2h4UC0Q @pamelacolloff @keribla Yeah if that happened to the Keri character in a novel I’d think “too obvious”🚨🚨🚨NEW STORY ALERT: For 7 months, I’ve been investigating a tiny jail in Missouri. The stories sound like a horro… https://t.co/MntSbybmsS
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7/30
2020
@JasminitaMH Thanks @JasminitaMH!Relatable https://t.co/yKycnYIKpc @commonmaggie @keribla Yeah pretty much the best complement I've ever received#BREAKING Death row inmates are asking to join the lawsuit against Texas prisons, saying that TDCJ is handling COVI… https://t.co/DwAgYVwXEM
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahYa'll are so kind! I'm no @keribla but I promise ceaseless depressing content in return. https://t.co/8IOsATQo95Come for the @tonymess quote. Stay for the horrific look at a rural jail just south of St. Louis: St. Francois Coun… https://t.co/4Upnh9DEYB
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahHey, thanks Twitter! I made it! https://t.co/8IOsATQo95 @laurenfreenow I know! And I don't even tweet mean!I am eight followers away from 5,000! Help me get to this arbitrary goal!#BREAKING Federal government schedules a fifth execution this year. Here's @cm_thompson3 on why the Navajo Nation… https://t.co/7XHKDP9q6iWhen I went inside this Missouri jail, I got a peek at a control room where, amid security camera feeds, was a bigg… https://t.co/pxesar3XCd
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahIn this 2018 @theintercept story, an ex-officer said doing enforcement in plainclothes is dangerous — not just for… https://t.co/rDbmutaGEtI've reported on many decrepit and abusive jails and prisons, but usually I can't go in. Missouri sheriff Dan Bullo… https://t.co/i8BvZQkDqoThe cells that usually hold men scheduled for execution — known as "death watch cells" — appear to have been repurp… https://t.co/8kmJNwPO8G
7/29
2020

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