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.
Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Is at the Center of the Fight for the Future of Roe v. Wade
The Mississippi law is the first outright ban the Supreme Court has considered since the landmark case that legalized abortion.
Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery
State legislators are crafting ever more extreme abortion restrictions designed to reach the Supreme Court. 2021 has already seen more than 500 bills filed across the country.
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.