Aviva Stahl is a Brooklyn-based investigative journalist who writes about prisons, national security, and immigration detention.
“An Ordinary Muslim” and the Clichés of Culture Clash on Stage
A new play running in New York fixates on the idea that Muslim immigrants are trapped between two worlds, and ends up stumbling into stereotypes.
Christian Group That Pushed “Bathroom Bills” Is Taking Anti-Transgender Fight to Prisons
Transgender people in prison worry about attempts to roll back protections allowing them to be housed in accordance with their gender identity.
Extreme Isolation for U.S. Prisoners Shields “Torture” From Public View and Accountability
A new study looks at the U.S. government’s use of Special Administrative Measures, which the authors claim violate both U.S. and international law.