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Writer for The Marshall Project (@MarshallProj), with book about the Texas death penalty forthcoming from @CrownPublishing. Former wedding violinist.

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Joined Twitter 9/18/11


Thank you @MauriceChammah @MarshallProj for explaining what is happening in Kansas. https://t.co/BqzP6SVvSi
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1/19
2020
Such a powerful story, by @elibhager and @Nikki_Lew https://t.co/Xpbg4orRpd
1/17
2020
BREAKING: Texas' highest criminal court, the TX Court of Criminal Appeals, has denied Joe Bryan's habeas corpus app… https://t.co/hb3DR8OWPg
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1/16
2020
Worried about the government killing people on behalf of the justice system? Despite outsized focus on Texas' dwind… https://t.co/cBNUFowYUu
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1/15
2020
"I still struggle with time. It's a thing that one can smell and feel, and sometimes see out of the corner of one's… https://t.co/w10tSrHpO1
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1/14
2020
Mississippi appears to be the only state where judges sentence hundreds of people each year to debtors’ prisons.… https://t.co/ya6RKEVJjn
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahMissouri now joins the list of states with a radio show dedicated to family members of people in prison: https://t.co/oH0JDoo4NL
1/9
2020
Mississippi prisons are in crisis right now. Multiple fatalities. Days of lockdown. Basically zero media coverage. https://t.co/Nk2fqy3AXr
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahThey raised money for the families of fallen police officers. Then they spent most of it on telemarketers. https://t.co/kq8imalbAO
1/3
2020
Phenomenal story, and a very good point here. https://t.co/rKhzGDjJL8A simple and frankly shocking fact: 13 states have NEVER exonerated someone from prison based on testing DNA eviden… https://t.co/It3pEt4glgA big new study of British twins finds something many Americans suspect: that "contact with the justice system" has… https://t.co/qshF5MbX4O
1/2
2020
A lovely New Years gift: check out this sterling @KirkusReviews write-up of MY SISTER, the forthcoming memoir by… https://t.co/xJbToQ38Eu
1/1
2019
If you haven’t seen #Unbelievable yet, you really should. Better yet, read the @MarshallProj / @propublica article… https://t.co/sxsMvCYCoR
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12/30
2019
Right before the holidays, please take the time to see this photo essay about a family visiting their incarcerated… https://t.co/bRv35iOcFl
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12/24
2019
@JeffSmithMO @MarshallProj You're right. I suppose it's just getting more play in the media now that Buttigieg has risen in the polls.
12/22
2019
Finally some open disagreement between Dems on criminal justice issues: Buttigieg says incarcerated people shouldn'… https://t.co/QqWjlVHEVh
12/21
2019
Great thread about our @MarshallProj series on families of the incarcerated with Race/Related @nytimes 👇 https://t.co/5O1u7qvUmp
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahTexas prison agency has reported (as is now required) heat illnesses and related prisoner grievances to #txlege.… https://t.co/VQibLZbPfw
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12/20
2019
One of my fav stories of 2019 https://t.co/IOzPUAZ4R6 @schwartzapfel @MauriceChammah @lawbartley @AbbieVanSickle @mvilla1859 @elibhager @AnnaFlagg @josephcneffhttps://t.co/Ckb7CvqXwj
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahIt's astounding what people must do to see loved ones in prison. One woman told @BeeLockwood and @Nikki_Lew that vi… https://t.co/TzzyPfNv1X
Retweeted by Maurice Chammah @TexasElsa I love this
12/19
2019
@TDCAA Those enchiladas... @DGoforth918 @caryaspinwall @ZivaBranstetter @readfrontier @MarshallProj so hip. and of course you must be hosted by AngelFire @caryaspinwall @ZivaBranstetter @readfrontier @MarshallProj @DGoforth918 That's a good way to go. I always find tha… https://t.co/pJMM8ZYn8S @ZivaBranstetter @caryaspinwall @readfrontier Speaking as an avid @readfrontier fan and @MarshallProj writer: what… https://t.co/oKwKpqPgLXI was once at a prison in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Most of the men said they were from Detroit — 400+ miles… https://t.co/7VwI9ZJRrQSome of the best Investigative Reporting of 2019, with recommendations by @alice__driver, @mansi_choksi, @nbj914,… https://t.co/1xRmbOSaDz
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahCheck out @MarshallProj’s year end list of criminal justice movies, shows, and podcasts! I recommended the emotiona… https://t.co/oLr2ROoHrP @Mike_Hixenbaugh @Longreads @NBCNews @HoustonChron @_SusanCarroll @JulieShapiro @keribla @pamelacolloff Thank you f… https://t.co/ARAF3qFlyMI was so honored that @Longreads asked me to recommend a great piece of investigative reporting from 2019, and so p… https://t.co/LnrbrbN3Z4
12/18
2019
@tcadp Here are some startling charts from @DPInfoCtr showing just how much the yearly numbers of executions and ne… https://t.co/mTXeLmwrA1Numbers out this week from @TCADP show just how much the death penalty is in decline: -TX prosecutors only sought d… https://t.co/uDCU8E0C9VVery excited for this collab between @MarshallProj and @nytimes' Race/Related this week! First up, @Nikki_Lew and… https://t.co/VStZkku2e4
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahAbsolutely haunted by this quote from Chuck's mom, overwhelmed at being his caretaker, after he was assaulted in fe… https://t.co/Q80iuXKLzk
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahA bold notion from @MarshallProj founder @nsbarsky: create a massive volunteer corps to teach and counsel in prisons https://t.co/3frEzuurAnI am blown away by @cm_thompson3's granular look at the physical and emotional scars left behind by prison. Up to… https://t.co/ZLErU32kBt @NYCCouncil @nsbarsky @nytimes Rikers Island has been notorious for its violence and dysfunction for decades. In… https://t.co/wEpj5PBsfG
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahThis is a really richly told story about a Texas death penalty case. https://t.co/dNCLw0ndiw
12/17
2019
@schwartzapfel Me in 2010: Everything should be 5000 words. Me in 2020: How could anything be 5000 words?This is a really smart list of mostly nonfiction books that fall at the intersection of literature and social justi… https://t.co/8Y62GbAz5f
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12/16
2019
@pamelacolloff And the end even has a cliffhanger! Also the idea you were semi-conned by your subject reminds me o… https://t.co/y2lltxTEnlThe first newsletter I've ever found just as un-put-down-able as a good magazine story. https://t.co/HdNKaTFVyw
12/13
2019
Of the 7,335 people sentenced to death in the U.S. since 1976, a staggering 2,373 were later resentenced. No fewer… https://t.co/LqtBTDkTKO
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12/12
2019
Travis Runnels is scheduled for execution Wednesday. Here's some excellent coverage by @cd_hooks, looking at the c… https://t.co/AnYTr07iP2
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12/11
2019
@tlangford @keribla @pamelacolloff THIS THIS THIS. How does @pamelacolloff decide an idea is worth pursuing? When d… https://t.co/TTLqQz6KruThe Supreme Court now has the power to stop or allow the Trump administration's effort to execute federal prisoners… https://t.co/KBQoBwSQ7AElsa Alcala, an ex-prosecutor and former Texas Court of Criminal Appeals justice, calls for prosecutors to stop usi… https://t.co/qoIl56cZmr
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12/5
2019
The new @pamelacolloff joint features a con artist, a death sentence, and the great state of Florida, which surely… https://t.co/mbcvBJKFOc
12/4
2019
@DebbieNathan2 Giving you credit for stuff is one of my favorite past times
12/3
2019
It's gonna be amazing. https://t.co/sA5w6iN51eI AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. https://t.co/Y6tCfVchmYThere will be more than 2000 local election for sheriffs and prosecutors in 2020. Thanks to @theappeal for collec… https://t.co/iMHNru1FOc
12/2
2019
@DavisRich1 @TexasTribune At this rate, Texans will be spending a billion dollars a year on prison healthcare https://t.co/WA7zEqHgJfAlso worth reading this poll against @DavisRich1/@TexasTribune's finding that TX spent $750 million on prison healt… https://t.co/YxugQ4f4T4A majority of Americans now say they prefer life without parole over the death penalty, according to Gallup. Wort… https://t.co/8c37hpcE2x
11/26
2019
@MattBevin This sounds a lot like the case of Ray Spencer, exonerated from prison, who we profiled at @MarshallProjhttps://t.co/brfmJgnDU1Misleading headline of the day: @MattBevin "pardons man serving life sentence for sex abuse of 6-year-old stepdaug… https://t.co/acLY8IGf0vI love this new essay by @andreamvaldez on one of my childhood institutions: Luby's. https://t.co/tQtpl6bdjk @NAACP_LDF @DPInfoCtr But with the death penalty's decline has come a massive rise in life sentences, per… https://t.co/wXLRoModiFAmazing. https://t.co/COuC3wgM3vAnother sign of the death penalty's decline: America's death rows have their smallest population since 1992. More… https://t.co/DLrRET3wlp
11/25
2019
Great story by @Katy_Vine on the unsinkable Miss Lavelle White, 90. She survived Don Robey, Sam Cooke, Otis Reddi… https://t.co/MR7ILQZyaL
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahExcited to be judging next year's MOLLY award for @TexasObserver. You can submit your work here: https://t.co/wEcyJ3Th3E
11/22
2019
"Bailey first noticed mold inside the prison in 2016 and developed a rash that left scars on her face, chest and le… https://t.co/m9onsUIfkcNY making moves to build new jails, as part of the effort to close Rikers. https://t.co/rssD1zU0zI It's been a com… https://t.co/BGzyRZZ5Ve @AnnaFlagg @josephcneff @JohnJLennon1 @elibhager @schwartzapfel @emilykassie What happens when a death row prisoner… https://t.co/61pXq4A7Zv
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahNo federal executions this holiday season. Expect to see AG Barr spar with defense attorneys throughout 2020. A… https://t.co/NXaLRypiUD
11/21
2019
@elibhager @JustADCohen @MauriceChammah @alysiasanto @AnnaFlagg @LVikkiml .@mauricechammah looked at the intersecti… https://t.co/gH5Le6HFkH
Retweeted by Maurice Chammah @elibhager @JustADCohen How does the influence of adults in authority play into how children process and remember e… https://t.co/zGQHLBJyj1
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahAhead of the #DemDebate tonight, @Jamiles and @katiepark have updated our @MarshallProj guide to the candidates' po… https://t.co/ZN1lX5BUwdCome work with me @MarshallProj & find out why it's so dangerous when I start out a sentence: "You know what would… https://t.co/NNIQMIVLsZ
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11/20
2019
We're continuing our celebration of The Marshall Project's 5th birthday this week by sharing more of our highlights… https://t.co/vcKY7dwqmP
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahCalifornia lawmakers wanted to give a second chance to people who committed crimes as teens. Now, the state's high… https://t.co/kvQQmy8TFm
Retweeted by Maurice Chammah @kfranklinphd @SteveCooperEsq Indeed. Thanks for the nod @SteveCooperEsq! @schwartzapfel @geraldinesealey @zooppee @cm_thompson3 @MarshallProj @alysiasanto @elibhager @SimoneJWeihttps://t.co/mD4elNI69n
11/18
2019
@KevinARing @davidminpdx @JohnFPfaff Oh I see. Yes, that is confusing. I'd love know to what's correct here. @ShannonPerriii Vaseline? https://t.co/K9fUD9bWHR @KevinARing @davidminpdx @JohnFPfaff Is it that 1900+ are serving 15 years but only ~100 are serving more than that… https://t.co/51lgpVLzyaOH & SIDE NOTE: Before Kanye called the Harris County jail to offer a free show, he called Texas prisons to offer a… https://t.co/TpbemLV1Vg
Retweeted by Maurice ChammahBREAKING: Rodney Reed's execution is halted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. He won't be executed next week. https://t.co/PAuUHt08EL
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11/16
2019
There are four more executions scheduled in 2019. 1 in TX, 1 in TN, and 2 federal. You can read about them here… https://t.co/YyNUkZMfn6Updating this tweet to say my interview is out of date: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped the execu… https://t.co/nTwcpsTEfbHere is the full order from the court: https://t.co/YFD5Xy0xFF They're sending it back to a Bastrop County court t… https://t.co/DmMf3aZydLBREAKING: Rodney Reed's execution is halted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. He won't be executed next week. https://t.co/PAuUHt08EL @ultracasual @MarshallProj @alysiasanto @cm_thompson3 @elibhager @schwartzapfel @SimoneJWei @JustADCohen @nsbarskyhttps://t.co/JQo7o3yRys @MarshallProj @alysiasanto @cm_thompson3 @elibhager @schwartzapfel @SimoneJWei @JustADCohen @nsbarsky We've been me… https://t.co/C6B58OtixiToday is the 5th b-day of @MarshallProj. I can't believe how many of us have been there the whole time:… https://t.co/1fmcJ7RbhtI’m so proud to work at @MarshallProj, especially today on our 5th birthday. Thank you to all of the people affecte… https://t.co/KtMMbiANOi
Retweeted by Maurice Chammah @AlHannaford @Grits4Breakfast Yes. Though it had nothing to do with innocence: Whitaker's father (the surviving vic… https://t.co/UsJ2aCk9gx @Grits4Breakfast They sure did. That still counts as 'rare' to me, but it's a subjective word.Can't be overstated how rare this is: the TX board almost never rec's stopping an execution. I wonder if Gov. Abb… https://t.co/yWxtTNf9t2Big news in the #RodneyReed case https://t.co/NYXOoyO2lp"...this lawyer was carrying an indigent defense caseload in FY2018 that required more than eight full time attorne… https://t.co/HLxNQLiCPvWhy does Rodney Reed need celebrities—like @SusanSarandon and @Alyssa_Milano—to help stop his execution? TMP's… https://t.co/fjUidwMrYz
Retweeted by Maurice Chammah @51kikey @TDCAA One's deceased, the other is on Facebook. @51kikey I don't. Maybe someone at @TDCAA can help us out? I do recall when TX didn't have a death penalty those ye… https://t.co/JU4Pxe5swJThe @verainstitute's "Restoring Promise" initiative, which is behind this Europe-inspired program for young adults… https://t.co/cuq7uANgETTune in to @democracynow: I’m a couple minutes I’ll be discussing the Rodney Reed case and what it tells us about t… https://t.co/oG0Byt93to
11/15
2019

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