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What Crime Data Says About the Effects of Texas Busing Migrants
I Never Thought I Could Fall In Love With a Woman. Then Came Prison.
Spit Hoods Can Be Deadly. Police Keep Using Them Anyway.
5 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into Police Use of Spit Hoods
Reporting by The Marshall Project and WTSP in Tampa examined how police continue using the hoods, even as deaths raise troubling questions.
Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Oklahoma Is Charging Women for Using It While Pregnant
Courts are set to decide if using the drug during pregnancy is a crime, even as a growing number of women in the state face prosecution.
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Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting (February 2024)
If You Can’t Afford an Attorney, One Will Be Appointed. And You May Get a Huge Bill
In Iowa, people too poor to pay for a lawyer are on the hook for big fees they can’t afford.
The AI Lawyer is Here
How Artificial Intelligence is making its way into the legal system.
Bill Would Change How New York Disciplines Abusive Prison Guards
A 2023 investigation by The Marshall Project exposed how the prison department failed to fire officers it accused of abuse.
My Biggest Daily Challenge in Prison Isn’t Violence. It’s the Monotony.
Boredom may seem like a small price to pay for committing a crime. But life on the inside isn’t so much a physical battle as it is a mental one.
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Julian Assange makes last-ditch attempt in UK court to avoid extradition to the US
Louisiana overhauled its prison system. Now Republicans may undo changes.
Prosecutors say ex-FBI informant charged over false Hunter Biden reports claimed he got information from Russian intelligence
The Trials of Alejandro Mayorkas
2 adults charged with murder of Lisa Lopez-Galvan at Chiefs parade: 'We are not done yet'
Death penalty: Why Oklahoma conservatives want pause on executions
First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing
Colorado could be the first state to require in-person voting in jails
Woman Arrested for DUI in Washington State Had a Brain Bleed
The US justice department must drop spy charges against Julian Assange
Fani Willis Should Step Aside
Bombshell Indictment of GOP “Informant” Wrecks Trump’s Impeachment Scam
How Merrick Garland Mistook a Trump Hitman for a Career Prosecutor
The Adderall Shortage: Is One Factory Magnifying the Crisis?
The State of Prison Reform: A Conversation with Nazgol Ghandnoosh
Sinclair’s broadcasts focus on fears, aligning with Trump’s view of cities
Drunken drivers would have to pay child support for victims’ kids under these laws
Abraham Lincoln pardoned Biden’s great-great-grandfather, documents show
What Happens During Cuyahoga County’s Criminal Arraignment Process?
An explainer on the felony arraignment process in Cuyahoga County.
‘The Fullness of Time’: Jacob Wideman Confronts His Fate
Part Eight of the “Violation” podcast explores what time means behind bars. And listeners respond to the question: Did Jake get what he deserves?
The Food on Your Table, Brought to You By Prison Labor
Incarcerated workers help produce some of America’s most popular food brands, but get few of the benefits and protections afforded to others.
New Execution Methods, Old Problems
What the first execution by nitrogen in the U.S. says about capital punishment.