I've written about the science of the racial empathy gap, the dark side of DNA evidence, the health impact of stop-and-frisk, the closing of trauma centers in places that need them the most, and outdated transplant policies that steal life from people with HIV. I also wrote an oral history of a Florida death row warden who participated in one of the grisliest executions in US history, only to seek redemption as a death penalty abolitionist.

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