Jamal Andress

Jamal Andress

Culture Reporter

Jamal Andress is the justice correspondent for Scripps News. He has found a home in criminal and social justice reporting — focusing largely on incarcerated and marginalized communities. Most recently, Jamal has told stories around police violence and civil unrest, interviewing George Floyd's family, U.S. Senator Cory Booker and dozens of protesters, activists and police officers around the country. Jamal has covered the high-profile trials of Derek Chauvin, R. Kelly, Alex Jones and others. Jamal Andress is a Missouri Tiger and proud Girl Dad. He lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and two daughters.

Recent Work
Barbed wire at the top of a prison fence.

More states pushing 'Clean Slate' legislation to clear former convicts

A police officer stops a car.

Study: Officer's first 45 words in traffic stop could predict outcome

Aderrien Murry
Nakala MurryU.S.

Mississippi police officer shoots 11-year-old after he calls for help

Preschool children visit the site where George Floyd was murdered.

3 years after George Floyd's death, where does police reform stand?

Science fair exhibit hall
Scripps NewsU.S.

Gifted students competing in science fair inspire hope for future

A New York City Police car
Mary Altaffer / APU.S.

Pandemic inmate policy not the cause of increased crime

Deaunata Holman making glass.
Scripps NewsU.S.

Empowered youth take a stand against gun violence and confront trauma

People are evacuated from the mall after a mass shooting.

Victims of Texas mall shooting include at least 3 children

Law enforcement officials work Sunday, April 30, 2023, in the neighborhood where a mass shooting occurred Friday night.
David J. Phillip/PU.S.

Police say they have no leads in search for Texas shooting suspect

A painting of Breonna Taylor is among the art pieces decorating the center of Jefferson Square Park
Piper Hudspeth Blackburn / APU.S.

Ex-officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor hired elsewhere in Kentucky

Jennifer Crumbley and James Crumbley, the parents of a teenager accused of killing four students, appear in court.

More prosecutors are looking to charge parents of criminals

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks.
Austin American-Statesman / APU.S.

Texas gov. may pardon Army sergeant convicted of killing protester

Washington Metro Police vehicles
J. Scott Applewhite / APU.S.

Body cam footage shows shooting death of 17-year-old Dalaneo Martin

Edward Bronstein, 38, is taken into custody by CHP officers

7 California officers charged in death of LA motorist caught on video

Former President Donald Trump appears during a campaign rally.

Donald Trump's threats toward Black prosecutors spark violence worries

Students at a nearby school pay respects at a memorial for the people who were killed
John Amis / APU.S.

The sharp contrast between responses to Uvalde and Nashville shootings

The family of George Floyd salutes Daunte Wright during his funeral services at Shiloh Temple International Ministries
John Minchillo / APU.S.

New report shows miscount of in-custody police deaths

Irvo Otieno
Ben Crump LawU.S.

Video of Irvo Otieno's death released by Virginia prosecutors

The train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio is shown.

East Palestine families, business owners worry for uncertain future

Attorney Ben Crump speaks during a news conference at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
Seth Wenig / APU.S.

Malcolm X's family files $100M lawsuit against NYPD, CIA and FBI

A police car is shown.
Scripps NewsU.S.

2022 had the most deaths by police officers since 2015

Ben Crump and Sonya Williams speak at a press conference.
Ben CrumpU.S.

Calls grow for Raleigh officers to be charged in arrest-related death

A California prison inmate cleans a newly installed headstone.

US depends on prison labor, but is slow to mandate fair conditions

City of Hialeah Police K-9 officer Teannie Hernandez holds a rubber training pistol as she guards a door during training
Wilfredo Lee / APU.S.

Schools are adding strategies to respond to shootings

Gregg Hudson, executive director and CEO of Dallas Zoo Management, Inc., responds to questions during a news conference
Tony Gutierrez / APScience and Health

Criminals now targeting zoo animals

Flanked by Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and her husband Rodney Wells, RowVaughn Wells speaks
Andrew Nelles / APU.S.

Mourners call for police reform at Tyre Nichols' funeral

Preston Hemphill and Memphis Assistant Chief of Police Don Crowe
Memphis Police DepartmentU.S.

Seven officers disciplined in Tyre Nichols' death

Memphis Police Director Cerelyn Davis speaks during an interview.

Memphis' SCORPION Unit under review after Tyre Nichols' death

Inmate reading News Inside.
Scripps NewsU.S.

Sending news behind bars

Sheneen McClain speaks during a rally and march over the death of her son, Elijah McClain.

Elijah McClain's mom shares thoughts as trials for son's death begins