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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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Your Guide to What’s on the Ballot on Super Tuesday
I Was Banned from CPAC, but the Extremists Weren’t
El Paso’s Saint of the Border Negotiates a New Reality
Chiefs parade: Could Missouri's gun law apply to shooter?
Boys abused at Wyoming-run juvenile facility, suit claims
‘Egregious’: Louisiana prisons have experienced 50% spike in deaths, report says
Travis County to launch $23 million project to keep mentally ill from jail
Illinois judge who reversed rape conviction removed from bench
DOJ should probe endemic police failures on sexual assault cases.
Trump’s deportation plan follows ‘inhumane’ Eisenhower-era model, experts say
Trump Misleads About Crime and Public Safety, Again
Gaskin: The prison system needs a theory of change
Republicans invoke Georgia student's death in push for hard-line immigration policies
Colorado’s public defenders say they need 200 more attorneys
Final Tally: Chicago Taxpayers Spent At Least $74M to Resolve Police Misconduct Lawsuits in 2023, Analysis Finds
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U.S. Army corrects miscarriage of justice in Jim Crow-era Texas
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.