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Recent stories from The Marshall Project.
News January 17
Despite statewide legalization, some counties ban probationers and parolees from using medical marijuana. So the chronically ill turn to less effective and more addictive prescription drugs.
News January 16
A lawsuit filed by St. Louis's first black female prosecutor highlights the virulent opposition progressive black women in the role say they have encountered.
News January 8
Understaffing, powerful gangs and constant lockdowns brew tensions that exploded last week.
News December 19, 2019
Prison officials tout video visitation’s convenience. Families say they’re paying high rates for second-rate service
News December 18
Remote prison towns and strict visitation policies make it hard to stay in touch.
News December 17, 2019
Prison costs taxpayers $80 billion a year. It costs some families everything they have.
News December 3
A new study finds black people are staying longer in state prisons, even as they face fewer arrests and prison admissions overall.
News November 13, 2019
Rodney Reed faces execution in Texas despite mounting evidence of innocence and bipartisan support.
News November 4
The state slashed sentences for more than 500 people convicted in low-level drug and theft cases.
News October 28
They defend their criminal justice records and tout proposals at nation’s first town hall held by formerly incarcerated people.