Beth Schwartzapfel is a staff writer at The Marshall Project. Her long-form reporting on the criminal justice system has appeared in Mother Jones, The American Prospect and the Boston Review. She won the June 2014 Sidney Award, the 2016 James Aronson Award, and the 2016 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting, for which she was also runner up in 2014 and 2015. Follow her on Twitter: @schwartzapfel.