Maurice Chammah is the author of Let the Lord Sort Them Out: The Rise and Fall of thr Death Penalty. He is a journalist and staff writer for The Marshall Project, and his reporting on the criminal justice system has been published by The New Yorker,The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, and Mother Jones. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he and his wife Emily Chammah co-organize The Insider Prize, a fiction and essay contest for incarcerated writers sponsored by American Short Fiction.