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Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia, on May 8. Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested the previous night and charged with murder.
Commentary May 21, 2020
How the white vigilante killing of the unarmed, black jogger in Brunswick, Georgia, is both an echo of past violence and a modern call to action.
Commentary December 19, 2019
Catch up on probing investigations, moving documentaries and the new print magazine that made our year.
Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson in the film, "Just Mercy".
Commentary December 18, 2019
The Marshall Project staff shares some of our favorite things to watch and listen to.
Returned from Archive --- 30202809A. --- NYT AGGREGATORS OK ---  ---  30202809A      ---    Orig. Caption: Springville, AL - Feb 15, 2017 - H-Dorm is currently used as the location of St. Clair's \"therapeutic community\", housing inmates with needs including substance abuse and mental health counseling...St. Clair Correctional Facility is an Alabama state men's prison located in St. Clair County, Alabama. The prison was originally built in 1983, and has an operating capacity of 1514 inmates. Within a two and a half year period ending September 2014, six inmates had been killed in the facility. The Alabama non-profit Equal Justice Initiative had already called for a change in leadership three months prior, after inmate Jodey Waldrop was killed in the early morning hours of June 3, for what they described as a pattern of serious neglect and violence, including an incident when the then-warden punched a handcuffed prisoner. As of June 2014 the prison was at 130 percent capacity...In March 2016 a correctional officer was wounded by a knife, trying to break up a fight. On May 13, 2016, another inmate was found dead of unknown causes. In June 2016 the Equal Justice Initiative filed a motion in federal court arguing that \"severe overcrowding, understaffing and dangerous conditions violate the prisoners' constitutional rights,\" and that the prison's severe understaffing poses a safety risk to guards and correctional officers. The facility runs at 59.5% of full staffing levels, giving it a staff-to-inmate ratio among the highest in U.S. prisons.            NYTCREDIT: William Widmer for The New York Times
Commentary December 17, 2019
We need a broad national effort to recruit and place volunteers to educate and counsel incarcerated people.
Prisoners at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama.  Abolitionists do not propose bulldozing prisons and jails tomorrow; rather they are focused on a practical program of change.
Commentary June 19, 2019
“We have grown weary of worn-out debates over the feasibility of a world without prisons.”
Aunjanue Ellis as Sharonne Salaam and Ethan Herisse as Yusef Salaam in a film still from Ava DuVernay's “When They See Us.”
Commentary May 31, 2019
Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us' revisits the Central Park jogger case. Here’s what we’ve learned since then
Donisha, left, with her daughter, Mayal, at Folsom Women's Facility.
Commentary May 10, 2019
Nonprofits in a handful of states provide transportation to help children visit their imprisoned parents. Now New York may revive a state-funded free busing program.
The police at a march in Sacramento, Calif., to protest the officer-involved shooting of Stephon Clark.
Commentary May 1, 2019
Police employ lethal violence in response to perceived threats at vastly different rates across the country. Racial bias is just one factor.
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., wave signs in support of "Medicare for All" at an event in 2017.
Commentary March 21, 2019
“Can criminal justice reform succeed without addressing the health of incarcerated people?"
Teofilo Chavez, an undocumented minor from Honduras.
Commentary January 15, 2019
We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American sparks a difficult but honest conversation about the U.S. immigration system.