We want your story

Call for how COVID-19 is affecting you and your people in the justice system

We want to hear from you about how COVID-19 is impacting you and the people connected to you whether they work or are held inside the justice system. What is not being talked about? What story do you have that needs to be heard? Who do you want answers or explanations from?

Please reach out securely to lj@dawsons.us

Our publication schedule has been disrupted by upheavals due to the coronavirus. Thanks for sticking with us. We will be back with regularly scheduled programming this Sunday. Stay safe out there or inside.



The Des drops into your inbox weekly with a collection of small and digestible snippets concerning the criminal justice system. It promises to be humanizing, spunky, and educational. Our name: Des is short for Desmoterion, “place of chains”, used to describe prisons in ancient Athens. We like the idea of the chains because incarceration expands far beyond prisons to laws, policies, belief systems, and private industry and the entire American system.

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