The Marshall Project
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A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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One Year Later: The Pandemic Behind Bars
We Asked People Behind Bars How They Feel About Getting Vaccinated
They're Going Back to Prison. But They Didn't Commit New Crimes.
A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons
Police Misconduct Costs Cities Millions Every Year. But That’s Where The Accountability Ends.
If not for inconsistent and shoddy record-keeping, we might know if settlements make a difference in police misconduct.
Inside Frigid Texas Prisons: Broken Toilets, Disgusting Food, Few Blankets
The deep freeze has been terrible for many Texans, but prisoners have little way to get warm.
News and Awards
The Marshall Project and Mississippi Today Win Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting
Our investigation exposed Mississippi’s modern-day debtors prisons.
By The Marshall Project
The City Where Police Unleash Dogs On Black Teens
In Baton Rouge, police dogs bit a teenager 17 or younger every three weeks, on average.
When The Prison Banned Board Games, We Played Chess In Our Minds
“At the heart of our mental chess game lies a profound lesson: The difference between being content or distraught is a matter of perspective.”
U.S. Marshals Act Like Local Police With More Violence and Less Accountability
The federal agency’s teams have killed an average of 22 suspects and bystanders a year.
Uriel J. Garcia
What 120 Executions Tell Us About Criminal Justice in America
The Marshall Project tracked every execution in America for more than five years. For condemned people, the path to death grew longer, more winding and erratic.
Les Dijeron Que Podían Quedarse en EE.UU. Pero Igual Pueden Ser Deportados.
Unos 26.000 niños inmigrantes víctimas de abuso, negligencia o abandono deben permanecer como si fueran indocumentados durante años, a pesar de ser elegibles para la residencia permanente.
Andrew R. Calderón
I’ve Been Strip-Frisked Over 1,000 Times in Prison. I Consider It Sexual Assault
Strip-searching us for contraband is a perfectly legal way to rob incarcerated people of our humanity.
Corey Devon Arthur
They Were Accused of Messing With Local Officers. Should the Feds Intervene?
In Oregon and across the country, protesters charged with “civil disorder” say the vague federal law is unconstitutional.