Jenna Russell

A Globe reporter since 2000, Russell has contributed to award-winning projects including 68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope, based on a year of reporting in a Dorchester neighborhood. She co-authored the Globe book Long Mile Home, about the Boston Marathon bombing, and joined the paper’s Spotlight investigative team in 2014.

Latest stories


Advocates: Mass. unlawfully isolates mentally ill inmates

By and , 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

The hidden cost when mental illness meets homelessness

By and , 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.


When despair meets deadly force

By , Globe Staff

Nearly half of people killed by Mass. police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

Bostonians share hopes for new year

By , Globe Staff

Many said their greatest hope is peace — but they also pine for simpler things.