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Byron Miller’s Race Against Time
How COVID-19 Tested the Family Bonds I Was Building When I Got Out
A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons
The Sheriff’s Race Pitting Trump Against Black Lives Matter
Before Election, Trump Tries To Stack Prison-Sentencing Agency With Right Wing Allies
The U.S. Sentencing Commission, required by law to be bipartisan, helps set prison terms for more than 70,000 people every year.
How Counseling Incarcerated Clients Helps Me Heal
My brother committed suicide because he felt totally alone. As a volunteer social worker at a jail, I can let even the most judged people know that someone cares.
I Thought Jail Would Help Me Get Clean. I Was Dead Wrong.
I asked a drug court to send me to jail to get stabilized. But when the jail refused to give me my Suboxone, everything came crashing down.
News and Awards
The Marshall Project Named Finalist for 10 Online Journalism Awards
Nominated for “General Excellence” and so much more.
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The Former Prisoners Fighting California’s Wildfires
“When people are in need, they don’t give a shit where you’re from or what your history is.”
COVID-19’s Toll on People of Color Is Worse Than We Knew
New data shows deaths from all causes—COVID and otherwise—have gone up 9 percent among White Americans, but more than 30 percent in communities of color.
Two Families, Two Fates: When the Misdiagnosis Is Child Abuse
The power of child-abuse pediatric specialists and parents’ unequal journey toward justice
How Prisons in Each State Are Restricting Visits Due to Coronavirus
As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, prison facilities across the country suspended visits from family and lawyers. Several months into the pandemic, some states are easing those restrictions. We’re rounding up the changes as they occur.
During the Pandemic, a Prison Funeral for Our Angel
Despite coronavirus-related lockdown and a skittish staff, prisoners at California Women’s Facility pulled off a full-fledged memorial service for a beloved long-termer.
The New Normal
The fifth edition of The Marshall Project's print publication explores a world transformed by COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests.