Jennifer Gonnerman joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2015. Previously, she was a contributing editor at New York magazine and a staff writer for The Village Voice. Her journalism has received numerous prizes, including a Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Her first piece for The New Yorker, “Before the Law,” about a teenager who spent three years in jail without a trial, was published in 2014, and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Award for feature writing. Her first book, “Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett,” was a finalist for the National Book Award.