Marshall Project Originals
How Conservatives Learned to Love Free Lawyers for the Poor
By reframing the issue around the evils of big government, Republicans are notching victories that have eluded more liberal legislatures.
Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 1
Focus on intent, tailor the punishment to the crime, prepare prisoners for life after incarceration.
Republican Candidates on Criminal Justice: A Primer
Their sixth debate is in Charleston, a city still recovering from last year’s church killings.
Back on the Agenda: Nebraska’s Death Penalty
A grassroots effort aims to restore what the legislature just ended.
A One-Man Justice Crusade in North Carolina
Before there was a conservative push for reform, there was ‘Bev’ Lake.
The Nonviolent Offenders Congress Forgot
While prison reform gains momentum, the immigration debate remains “tough on crime.”
Scott Walker on Crime and Punishment: Back to the ‘90s
As his rivals ease up, one candidate hangs tough
How Nebraska Repealed the Death Penalty
A deep-red state shows the way, with conservatives in the lead.
A New Conservative Approach to Justice: Serve the Poor
With jails filling up, right to counsel gains favor.