Jordan Smith is a state and national award-winning investigative journalist based in Austin, Texas. She has covered criminal justice for more than 20 years and, during that time, has developed a reputation as a resourceful and dogged reporter with a talent for analyzing complex social and legal issues. She is regarded as one of the best investigative reporters in Texas. A longtime staff writer for the Austin Chronicle, her work has also appeared in The Nation, the Crime Report, and Salon, among other places.
Missouri Prosecutors Lack the Power to Right a Wrongful Conviction
Prosecutor Kim Gardner agrees that Lamar Johnson is innocent, but the state’s top court says there’s nothing she can do about it.
Texas and the Racist Machinery of Death
In his new book, journalist Maurice Chammah explores the rise and fall of capital punishment in Texas and what it means for the country.
Biden Takes First Step Toward Restoring Reproductive Health Program Gutted by Trump
The president signaled that Trump’s domestic gag rule should be lifted, but changes to Title X won’t be immediate.
Texas Encourages Court to Endorse Risky, Medically Unnecessary Abortion Procedure
In fighting to ban the safest and most common method of later-term abortion, Texas advocates for experimenting on women.