Joseph Darius Jaafari, Reporter

Joseph Darius Jaafari
Joseph Darius Jaafari is a staff writer for the PA Post. His work covering crime, the military and LGBTQ issues has been featured in The Marshall Project, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Atlantic and The New York Times. He is a graduate of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced for VICE and The New York Post. He is a native Arizonan and infamous for his love of tacos.

Latest by Joseph Darius Jaafari



Documentary looks at how life without parole affects families of the incarcerated

Commutations are rare, taking toll on loved ones
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Bipartisan support for a criminal justice initiative that works … sorta

But do drug courts shut their doors to too many?
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

PA Post investigation prompts civil liberties group to demand change at Pa. jails

Our investigation on commissary items is the basis for a nonprofit’s legal claim advocating for prisoners’ rights
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Attorney General Josh Shapiro wants justice

Plans new statewide conviction integrity unit
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Trump aims to win hearts (and votes) of black voters

President's campaign stressing criminal justice reforms
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Delaware Co. DA takes lead on busting polluters

Jack Stollsteimer proves the adage that elections have consequences
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

The contradictions of marijuana legalization

Where there's political will, there's a way ... sort of
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Cancer patient sentenced to jail now receiving treatment, family says

Lebanon Co. judge declined a request to resentence Ashley Menser to home confinement
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Captive market results in higher prices

Discussing our prison commissary project
By Joseph Darius Jaafari
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