Jenna Russell

A contributor to award-winning Globe projects including “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope,” based on a year of reporting in a Boston neighborhood, Jenna Russell is a co-author of two Globe books: “Last Lion,” a biography of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and “Long Mile Home,” about the Boston Marathon bombing. As a member of the Spotlight investigative team, she helped expose failures of the state’s mental health care system, work that was recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.

Latest stories

How Hingham police say a fatal standoff unfolded

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Incident reports released this week revealed new details about the 10-hour standoff that ended with the suicide of a 26-year-old man at his family’s home.

His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead

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In Hingham, a welfare check on a disconsolate young man with a gun turned into something utterly unimaginable.

Spotlight Follow-Up

Governor Baker’s quiet approach to the mental health crisis draws criticism

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The governor has proposed measures to help people with mental illness, but he has declined to speak publicly about the crisis.

Spotlight Follow-up

A depleted state system fails many with serious mental illness

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People with mental illness under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health have endangered themselves or others recently, including one who died.