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

‘I’m a shell of who I used to be.’ A female prison guard’s tale of torment

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First she was assaulted by her husband, then bullied by colleagues at work. A female prison guard found that the system put her on trial, not her tormentors.

The call from DCF: ‘We have your children’

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A mother struggles with the loss of her children in the wake of a state judge’s decision to terminate her rights to them for good.

After mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue, elders in Wellesley temple look to the past

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Elders at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley reflected in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Lawrence businesses fight for survival as gas remains shut off

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The neighborhood is dense and working-class, long a home to immigrants and the businesses they built with grit and hard-won savings.