Beth Schwartzapfel is a staff writer who has been with The Marshall Project since its launch in 2014. She often covers addiction and health, probation and parole, and LGBTQ+ issues. She is the reporter and host of Violation, a podcast examining an unthinkable crime, second chances, and who pulls the levers of power in the justice system. Her work has won many awards and appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and NPR. Before joining The Marshall Project, she covered the criminal justice system as a freelance journalist for more than a decade.