The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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We Are Witnesses
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An Unbelievable Story of Rape
Border Courts Swamped With New Asylum Cases
We Are Witnesses: Chicago
When People with Intellectual Disabilities Are Punished, Parents Pay the Price
A sex offense conviction can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A Thirst for Justice
“They booked me into a cell where there was a paper sign over the toilet saying DON’T DRINK THE WATER.”
Here's Why Abolishing Private Prisons Isn't a Silver Bullet
The vast majority of prisoners are held in publicly run prisons. But the private sector affects their incarceration in different ways.
Can Kamala Harris Adapt The Government’s Airplane-Safety Model to Stem Police Shootings?
The transportation safety board works with federally-regulated air travel. A policing board would deal with thousands of local police departments.
What Gate Money Can (And Cannot) Buy
Most states give money to people leaving prison. But some formerly incarcerated people say it's often not enough to meet their basic needs.
Want to Time Travel Back to the 80s? Visit a Prison “Typing Room”
“The typing room is where the optimism of naive, hopeful, recently incarcerated inmates goes to die.”
Netflix Series Explores Costs of Not Believing Rape Victims
The series, “Unbelievable,” draws from our award-winning reporting with ProPublica and “This American Life.”
T. Christian Miller
In My Prison, Summer is “Ticket Season”
“If you move the wrong way—ticket. You look the wrong way—ticket. Breathe—ticket.”
Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina Don’t Have Equal Abuse Protections
A lawsuit seeks protective orders even when queer couples don’t live together.
Joseph Darius Jaafari
Is It Time to Remove Immigration Courts From Presidential Control?
Calls grow to create an independent court system that protects immigration judges from political pressure.