Daniel Moritz-Rabson

Daniel is a freelance reporter whose work has been published in outlets including Fortune, The Appeal and Gothamist. He will FOIA documents related to criminal justice if you ask nicely. He lives in Brooklyn.

A Year Into COVID, Prisoners Still in the Dark About Stimulus Checks

Nearly 13 months since the first coronavirus relief bill was signed and nearly three months since the inauguration of a…

April 13, 2021

Exclusive: ACLU Sues NY County Over Methadone Access in Prison

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County in…

April 5, 2021

NYC to End Qualified Immunity for Police Officers—To an Extent

New York City will become the largest jurisdiction in the country to curtail police officers’ use of qualified immunity—a legal…

March 31, 2021

New York Poised to Significantly Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement

New York is on the verge of significantly restricting its use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails. The state…

March 24, 2021

Harm Reduction Services to Get $30 Million in First-Ever Federal Funding

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan signed into law last week contained a series of provisions that have excited Democrats…

March 16, 2021

“Extreme and Detrimental”—Texas Prisons’ Crackdown on Greeting Cards

When LaToyia Walker was sent to Texas Lockhart Correctional Facility in 2017, her grandmother would scribble short notes on pre-written…

March 8, 2021

In Texas Prisons, Horror Stories Emerge From Catastrophic Blackout

As a winter storm battered Texas, 4.5 million people lost power. A humanitarian crisis mounted across the state, as residents…

February 23, 2021

How Prisons Are Blocking Incarcerated People’s Stimulus Checks

In September, when a federal judge ordered that people who are incarcerated could receive pandemic stimulus checks, activist groups rushed…

November 18, 2020