Writer for The Marshall Project, mostly about criminal justice. Violinist. mchammah@themarshallproject.org

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Maurice Chammah is a staff writer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for a 2014 Livingston Award for a story on the decline of the death penalty, and a 2011-2012 Fulbright fellow in Egypt. He plays the violin and has toured with the band M...

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White's father, former TX Gov. Mark White, shared with me that he really regrets his support for the death penalty back in the 1980s/90s.
Good reporting by @keribla on the rise of life-without-parole sentences in Houston, which are coming in much higher numbers than the death penalty ever did.  https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-leads-Texas-in-life-without-parole-12491890.php 
A Democratic candidate for TX governor calls for abolition of the death penalty. I would be very curious to know if there is a political calculation here and what it is.  https://www.texastribune.org/2018/01/11/andrew-white-death-penalty/ 
Hearing Texas reforms led to both reduced crime and incarceration, Trump says, "That's fantastic."  https://www.c-span.org/video/?439624-1/prison-reform-roundtable  Then, instead of asking him about it, reporters jump to Iran and Mueller. "Focus!" says KY Gov. @MattBevin
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