Rebecca McCray is a TakePart staff writer covering criminal justice and legal issues. She is based in New York. Previously, she was a reporter for Law360, a digital news service. She has written on criminal justice, politics, policy, and cultural issues for Mic, Salon, and Think Progress. In 2013 and 2014, she was a Fulbright scholar in Slovenia, leading a research project on the country's prison system. She received a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa.