Christie Thompson

christie thompsonChristie Thompson is a staff writer for The Marshall Report. Thompson covered prisons, drug policy, mental health, and other criminal justice issues as an investigative reporter for ThinkProgress and as an intern at ProPublica. Her work has also been published by outlets such as NPR, The Atlantic, The Nation and VICE. She was the recipient of the 2016 George Polk Award for Justice Reporting and a finalist for a 2016 IRE Award.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Clearing Your Record

A primer on the complicated road to expungement. A Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding incarceration and re-entry, has filed a class-action motion in county court to have the case files destroyed for hundreds of thousands of arrests […]

How ICE Uses Secret Police Databases to Arrest Immigrants

In 2011, then 19-year-old Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas was leaving a relative’s house and getting into his car when he was stopped by Chicago police. Officers found an unopened can of beer in the cupholder and booked him for underage drinking. He spent a night in jail, and the charges were dropped. But that wasn’t the […]

Ending the Jail-to-Street-to-Jail Cycle

George Washington (not the famous one) first ended up in a New York homeless shelter in the mid-1980s, after he came home from prison for robbery and crack cocaine hit the streets. Since then, he’s passed between girlfriends’ houses, hotels, shelters all over the city, rooming houses, family members’ couches, rehab facilities, and a cell […]