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.
By Todd Wallack, Jenna Russell, Scott Helman and Maria Cramer , Globe Staff
The governor has proposed measures to help people with mental illness, but he has declined to speak publicly about the crisis.
By Scott Helman and Jenna Russell , Globe Staff
People with mental illness under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health have endangered themselves or others recently, including one who died.
By Maria Cramer and Jenna Russell , Globe Staff
The prisoners remain in isolation despite the state’s promise to end the practice, according to an attorneys’ group.
The Desperate and the Dead | Part 6
By Jenna Russell and Maria Cramer , Globe Staff
Everyone knows David, and wants to help, as he bounces between shelters, hospitals, jail. He is among the many homeless people with mental illness who find no care system to address their desperation.