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Recent stories from The Marshall Project.
Feature January 9
How the state’s “restitution program” forces poor people to work off small debts.
Feature December 17
He was one of the thousands of people assaulted in federal prisons each year. After his cellmate nearly killed him, he returned to his family a broken man.
Feature October 31
Cities say the feds won’t follow their rules about using force, body cams.
Feature October 24
The state’s attorney promised to transform the office. Data shows she’s dismissed thousands of felonies that would have been pursued in the past.
Feature September 24
How the United States created the largest immigrant detention system in the world.
Feature September 12
An immersive short-video series presenting intimate portraits of Chicagoans who have been touched by the criminal justice system.
Feature August 1
A Texas con artist made millions promising prisoners' families the thing they wanted most: To bring their children home.
Feature June 26
What happened in Mississippi when no one wanted dangerous, low-paying guard jobs.
Feature June 11
Courts often order children who break the law to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to victims—even when the victim is an insurance company.
Feature March 29
How the dangerous prisoner transport business has dodged responsibility for “gross negligence.”