Alice Speri writes about justice, immigration, and civil rights. She has reported from Palestine, Haiti, El Salvador, Colombia, and across the United States. She is originally from Italy and lives in the Bronx.
The Coronavirus CrisisNew York City and Los Angeles Slash Budgets — but Not for Police
With crime at historic lows, public interest advocates demand that cities save money for vital public services by cutting police budgets.
The Coronavirus CrisisAs Coronavirus Spreads Behind Bars, Prisons Release Very Few People
The death toll continues to climb in U.S. prisons, but efforts to stop the virus’s spread by reducing the incarcerated population are falling short.
The Coronavirus CrisisA Woman Died of Covid-19 in a New Jersey Prison After Begging to Be Let Out of a Locked Shower
Tiffany Mofield’s death highlights prison officials’ indifference to the health of incarcerated people in a state where 37 have died of Covid-19.
The Coronavirus CrisisMass Incarceration Poses a Uniquely American Risk in the Coronavirus Pandemic
The virus has exposed just how deadly prisons and jails are for incarcerated people, and for society at large.