Marshall Project Originals
Voters Want Criminal Justice Reform. Are Politicians Listening?
Midterms show wide support across party lines for changing the system.
When the Innocent Go to Prison, How Many Guilty Go Free?
A husband and wife want to upend how we talk about wrongful convictions.
The New Tool That Could Revolutionize How We Measure Justice
A small nonprofit gathers criminal justice statistics, one county at a time.
Rhetoric and Reality at the RNC
Does America need to be made safe again? We fact-checked a handful of last night’s claims.
Are Traffic Stops Prone to Racial Bias?
An attempt to find out confronts a frayed patchwork of data across the country.
It’s Been 40 Years Since the Supreme Court Tried to Fix the Death Penalty — Here’s How It Failed
A close look at the grand compromise of 1976.
The Tricky Business of Measuring Crime and Punishment
Pew researchers release a new prison scorecard, but it ain’t perfect.
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
What You Need To Know About Predictive Policing
Key background reading before our discussion on predictive policing on Wednesday, February 24th.
Black and Unarmed: Behind the Numbers
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
How We Counted the Juveniles Sent to Prison for Life
A law practice finds thousands whose sentences could be affected by Miller v. Alabama
Who is Putting the Most People in Jail? Not New York, Chicago, or LA.
A new tool drills down on hidden incarceration rates.
Our Prisons in Black and White
The race gap for adults is shrinking. Why is it widening for juveniles?
Could Virtual OBGYN Services Help Stop Miscarriages? One Arkansas Jail Hopes So
Prodded by lawsuits, one jail moves to curb fetal deaths.
Radley, DeRay, and Piper on Obama’s Conversation with The Marshall Project
Other voices from the criminal justice community weigh in.
What We’ve Learned About Racial Disparity in Policing Since Ferguson
A brief overview of the numbers.
You Can’t Go Home Again
Surprising new research suggests parolees who go somewhere new are less likely to offend again.
Why Are American Cops So Bad at Catching Killers?
“Every year, more than 5,000 murderers walk free.”