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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.

Coronavirus makes juvenile jails look like adult prisons. Youth lockups are supposed to rehabilitate kids, not punish them. The pandemic is making that harder than ever. Read more.

More on accountability

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

All coronavirus coverage

Coronavirus May 26
For many people leaving prison during the pandemic, closed DMVs mean closed doors.
Coronavirus May 22
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 May 21
Just a small fraction of federal prisoners have been sent home. Many others lack legal help and connections to make their case.
Coronavirus May 18
Opposition to stay-at-home orders is the latest example of a history of powerful sheriffs, which stretches back to the end of slavery and the settling of the frontier.
Coronavirus May 15
A new lawsuit says crowded meals and dorms increase coronavirus risk.
Coronavirus May 15
While their mental health deteriorates, some are stuck in jail as hospitals are decreasing admissions to prevent the spread of infections.
Life Inside May 14
COVID-19 isn’t an automatic death sentence, but the fear, vilification and isolation are the same.
Coronavirus May 14
Fatal victims illuminate women’s unique problems in prison, and the all-too-common ways they get there in the first place.
Coronavirus May 13
Some sheriffs are buying ultraviolet light machines traditionally used by hospitals.
Coronavirus May 12
Youth lockups are supposed to rehabilitate kids, not punish them. The pandemic is making that harder than ever.