Marshall Project Originals
The Federal Prisoner Transit System—aka “Diesel Therapy”—Is Hell
Highlights of prisoner travel include gang fights, overflowing toilets and two weeks shackled to a neo-Nazi.
A Man Died in a Private Prison Van. The Company Says: Not Our Problem
How the dangerous prisoner transport business has dodged responsibility for “gross negligence.”
The Great Escape? Par for the Course.
“These guys were absolutely jaw-dropping in their incompetence.”
Justice Department Probes Alleged Abuses on Prison Transport Vans
Almost a year after our story, a preliminary investigation looks closely at one case.
Congressman Calls for Probe into Private Prisoner Transport
Rep. Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat, keeps up pressure on the House.
Another Death on a For-Profit Extradition Vehicle
Federal officials promised last year to look into the mistreatment of detainees, but little has changed.
Federal Official Urges Probe of ‘Abuse’ on Private Prisoner Transport
It is the latest call for an investigation of the for-profit extradition industry.
The Horrible Things I Saw Driving a Van Packed with Prisoners
Dehydrated, hungry prisoners defecating on themselves.
Inside the Deadly World of Private Prisoner Transport
Tens of thousands of people every year are packed into vans run by for-profit companies with almost no oversight.
How to Investigate Private Prisoner Transport in Your State
Help us localize our national story on this for-profit industry.