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‘You Ain’t No Big Man’: Videos Show Disparities in Cleveland Police Response to Kids in Crisis
The Marshall Project and VICE News to Launch Show on Feb. 2
Tyre Nichols’ Death: How Black Officers Alone Can’t Stop Brutal Policing
Giving Incarcerated People What They Want — Better News Access
The Marshall Project explains its decision to offer free news to incarcerated people on tablets that otherwise charge users.
How Police Unions Try to Tilt the Scales on Oversight Boards
As more cities set up police watchdogs, some officers’ unions seek new ways to try to weaken them.
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It’s Not Just a Police Problem, Americans Are Opting Out of Government Jobs
Data shows declines in public-sector employment, even as the private job market has rebounded.
How an Illicit Cell Phone Helped Me Take College Courses from Prison
“I didn’t want to give any type of indication that I am in prison, because I didn’t want to be kicked out.”
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‘Pig Slop’ No More? Texas Prisons Detail Plan To Improve Food
The move follows our investigation revealing meals of raw potatoes, moldy bread.
The Many Ingenious Ways People in Prison Use (Forbidden) Cell Phones
Despite the security concerns of administrators, incarcerated people use phones to hustle, make TikToks or publicize prison conditions.
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6th Memphis officer relieved of duty in Nichols arrest
Gov. Greg Abbott's unprecedented border crackdown, explained
When Law Enforcement Alone Can’t Stop the Violence
On the brink of ‘crisis’: Arizona’s public defense system hit hard with staffing shortages
COVID spikes in CT prisons, locking down state's largest facility
After Two Decades in Prison, Exonerated Man Still Held at Rikers by Ankle
A Texas ‘Crime Stopper’ Targeting Reform Judges Could Gain More Power Over Them
Half Moon Bay suspect claims he was bullied, admits killings
The Durham Probe Was Barr’s Witch Hunt
Illinois Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce the State’s New Gun Law
Processing a Tragedy in Monterey Park
Rep. Jordan’s Dangerous New Panel is Nothing Like the Church Committee
A Florida Judge Finds a New Job: Defending an Inmate
Police Harass Veteran on Terror Watchlist, Lawsuit Says
These Women Say the Same Man Raped Them. Now They’re Out for Justice – Rolling Stone
New Mexico political violence: Democrat Linda Lopez on being targeted.
WBUR and The Marshall Project join forces to launch new podcast
Virginia School Shooting Tests How Young Is Too Young to be Prosecuted
Nearly half of U.S. states have no minimum age for prosecution, unlike most nations.
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The Marshall Project: Diversity and Inclusion, 2022
A year of growth gives way to big opportunities.
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In an Effort to Diversify, Cleveland Police Look to HBCUs
Amid scrutiny over Cleveland police hiring practices, the department has been scouting Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help fix its image. Not everyone is on board.
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After Deadly Prison Fires, Will the Texas Legislature Fund Safety Fixes?
Our investigations spotlighted rampant violations, like thousands of broken fire alarms and smoke detectors.