Marshall Project Originals
Losing My Mom Was Hard Enough. Prison Made It Unbearable
Between scant information, limited phone time and insensitive staff, prison compounded a profound loss.
“Stranger Fruit”: Black Mothers and the Fear of Police Brutality
Jon Henry's photography project seeks to convey the impact of police violence on Black families.
Why Mothers Are the Unsung Heroes of Prison
“I’ve seen disasters averted because an inmate said these simple words: 'What would your mother think?'”
A Black Mother’s Survival Guide for Her Teenage Son
"The only right you have, I told him, is to make it home alive."
I Can’t Visit My Sons in Prison Because I Have Unpaid Traffic Tickets
A mother with debts — and cancer — wonders if she’ll ever see her incarcerated children again.
For Men in Prison, Child Support Becomes a Crushing Debt
New regulations would give parents in prison the right to pause child support payments, but opponents say it undercuts welfare reform.