Cheryl Corley Cheryl Corley is a NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk and is based in Chicago. She travels throughout the Midwest covering issues and events throughout the region's 12 states.
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Chief of Security Joe Charvat walks the halls of the state penitentiary's Behavior Intervention Unit (BIU) — the prison's name for solitary confinement. Typically there are about 20 inmates in the cells, far fewer than in previous years. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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North Dakota Prison Officials Think Outside The Box To Revamp Solitary Confinement

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Fatal Police Shooting In Chicago Highlights Tense Relationship In The City

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Prisoners In Illinois Ask Governor For Help Getting Their Debate Team Back

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In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and in solidarity with the family and supporters of Stephon Clark and others killed by police, demonstrators protest and march in the Magnificent Mile shopping district on April 2, 2018 in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Debates If Civilian Groups Should Oversee Police

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Questions Surround Austin Bombing Investigation Efforts, View Of Suspect

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In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters in Chicago, during a protest for the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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Chicago Students Add Time To Walkout For Local Victims Of Gun Violence

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In Chicago, Students Protest Gun Violence In Communities

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Ledura Watkins greets family and supporters following his 2017 release from the Wayne County Jail in Detroit. Watkins was convicted in 1976 of first-degree murder. Prosecutors are no longer confident in the hair evidence used to convict him. Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School's Innocence Project helped Watkins fight for his release. His conviction has been set aside. Corey Williams/AP hide caption

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Antonio Magic was arrested four times by school resource officers — once as an 8th grade student and three times at his former high school. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Do Police Officers In Schools Really Make Them Safer?

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Former juvenile-lifers Johnny Alexander (left, in cap) and Edward Sanders, second from right, work with staff and students to learn how to check their credit scores at a workshop run by Michigan's State Appellate Defenders Office or SADO. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Once Sentenced For Life, Some Juvenile Convicts Get A Second Chance

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Members of the San Leandro Police Department SWAT Team during a planned training exercise in 2013. The FBI has been monitoring "swatting" — made-up crimes called in to 911 that are designed to get SWAT teams to deploy — for nearly 10 years. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

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Big Tech Improvements To 911 System Raise The Risk Of More 'Swatting'

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Court Decision Could Force Changes To ATF's Undercover Operations

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