Marshall Project Originals
It’s Still ‘Show Me’ the Money
Post-Ferguson, St. Louis County courts initiate reforms, but bail hasn’t yet gone away.
I Set a Defendant Free And Got Blamed When He Raped Someone
A judge explains how he decides whether to release a defendant before trial without bail — and how it can go bad.
It’s Not Just Pot and the Death Penalty
Four important ballot measures you probably haven’t heard of.
A Professional Bounty Hunter Who Likes the Bail System Just the Way It Is
A star of reality TV, Beth Chapman takes on those who say money bail is unfair.
‘When She Objected to Putting Out Her Cigarette ... She Was Saying, Leave Me Alone.’
A selection of recent letters from our readers.
Stung by Abuses at Rikers, New York City Acts on Bail Reform
But the new program would not have helped Kalief Browder.