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Our Reporting on Coronavirus

Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, criminal justice and immigration.

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People who live and work in the justice system face unique challenges.

Women are the less visible victims of COVID-19 behind bars. Though only a small number have died their stories illuminate the unique problems women face in prison. Read more.

More on living and working conditions

We’re watching how the criminal justice system responds to the crisis.

A county trying to reopen its economy wrestles with a virus outbreak in prison. So local officials proposed a solution: Don’t count the prisoners. Read more.

More on accountability

We’re tracking and explaining the data behind the disaster.

All coronavirus coverage

Coronavirus August 6
The Marshall Project is collecting data on COVID-19 infections in state and federal prisons. See how the virus has affected correctional facilities where you live.
Coronavirus July 20
COVID-19 is changing how police question suspects and witnesses—for the better, some argue.
Coronavirus July 16
But not because of COVID-19 releases.
News July 13
Mental-health problems, short staffing plague a Texas lockup in COVID lockdown.
Feature July 12
Richard Midkiff spent 23 years behind bars. A dispute over his decades-old plea deal could send him back for 15 more.
Feature July 10
Officials’ missteps at Butner made it the deadliest federal lockup.
Feature July 10
An investigation reveals how Immigration and Customs Enforcement became a domestic and global spreader of COVID-19.
Feature July 1
When COVID-19 threatened the jail in Tyler, Texas, an activist pressured her sheriff to make change.
Coronavirus June 29
As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, prison facilities across the country suspended visits from family and lawyers. Several months into the pandemic, some states are easing those restrictions. We’re rounding up the changes as they occur.
Feature June 23
A group of 2020 hopefuls say their first-hand experience with the justice system makes them best suited to fix it.