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The Case for Abolition
“We have grown weary of worn-out debates over the feasibility of a world without prisons.”
Ruth Wilson Gilmore
It's Time to Change the Way the Media Covers Crime
Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us' revisits the Central Park jogger case. Here’s what we’ve learned since then
Let’s Make It Easier for Kids to Visit Incarcerated Parents
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.
How Fear Contributes to Cops' Use of Deadly Force
Police employ lethal violence in response to perceived threats at vastly different rates across the country. Racial bias is just one factor.
“Medicare for All” Is Missing a Vital Group: The Incarcerated
“Can criminal justice reform succeed without addressing the health of incarcerated people?"
Why We Bear Witness: Speaking Uncomfortable Truths About Immigration
We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American sparks a difficult but honest conversation about the U.S. immigration system.
Jose Antonio Vargas
What Becoming an American Means Now
The Marshall Project's new film series takes you inside the U.S. immigration system through personal, poignant testimonials.
December 27, 2018
Some of Our Best Work in 2018
Finish the year strong with journalism that makes a difference.
December 20, 2018
Out From the Holocaust
Germany reckoned with its past to build a better justice system. America should too.
Amy L. Solomon
December 18, 2018
A Sentence for Felony Murder—and the Consequences of Hope
California scales back its felony murder rule.