Ayilah Chaudhary is a journalist interested in human dignity and complexity. She explores this through narrative reportage on human rights, inequality, culture, gender, art and other topics. She is currently based in Washington, D.C. and has reported internationally.

Adapt youth prisons for maximum education, not maximum security

Adapt youth prisons for maximum education, not maximum security

Juvenile facilities weren’t meant to education — they were made to imprison. I explored stories of former youth inmates in solitary confinement and correctional staff in an audio essay for USA TODAY.

'My identity went': Mental health issues torment trailing spouses

'My identity went': Mental health issues torment trailing spouses