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Black Drivers Still Paying ‘Bratenahl Tax’ in Affluent Cleveland Suburb
Knock, Knock! Who’s There? The Police.
This Mississippi Court Appoints Lawyers for Just 1 in 5 Defendants Before Indictment
What Crime Data Says About the Effects of Texas Busing Migrants
The influx has sparked fears of rising crime in some cities. The Marshall Project looked at policing data to see if the anxiety reflects reality.
I Never Thought I Could Fall In Love With a Woman. Then Came Prison.
We call straight women who couple up with fellow prisoners “gay for the stay.” That slang masks the complexity — and often beauty — of these bonds.
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Spit Hoods Can Be Deadly. Police Keep Using Them Anyway.
Police cite studies saying the mesh bags are safe. But experts say the studies are flawed — and deaths in custody raise troubling questions.
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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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.
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Texas executes Ivan Cantu who claims he’s innocent
Examining and Preventing Deaths of Incar...
How the Supreme Court just threw Trump’s 2024 trial schedule into turmoil
In Fight Over Bump Stock Ban, Lawyers Take Aim at Administrative State
The Families Still Separated by Trump’s Border Policy
Revealed: at least 22 Californians have died while being held face down by police since 2016
Expert: race is a factor in prosecutors' decision to strike jurors
Gary, Indiana, Begins to See Fewer Homicides as Community Leaders Band Together What's Working to Reduce Shootings in Gary, Indiana?
NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls for expanded cooperation between police and immigration authorities
Chicago is the latest city rethinking disputed technology that listens for gunshots
The Insignificance of Trump’s “Immunity from Prosecution” Argument
What Should Courts do if a Future President Invokes the Alien Enemies Act to Deport Immigrants?
Guest column: Abolishing parole doesn't work
Cheap Jail and Prison Food Is Making People Sick. It Doesn’t Have To.
Pardon Chief Aims for Transparency in Opaque DOJ Process
Judge tosses alleged al Qaeda operative’s suit against CIA waterboarding contractors
Up and Down Together,
How the LAPD cracked a ‘sophisticated’ Nike theft ring
God Save Texas: HBO documentary excavates Texas’ dark past—and the hopes for its future.
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.
What Happens During Cuyahoga County’s Criminal Arraignment Process?
An explainer on the felony arraignment process in Cuyahoga County.