Marshall Project Originals
A Timely Prison Project? Or a G.O.P. Congressman’s Boondoggle?
Even the Trump administration casts doubt on the $444-million plan.
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.
Rhetoric and Reality at the RNC
Does America need to be made safe again? We fact-checked a handful of last night’s claims.
Justice Reform, RIP?
The vaunted bipartisan drive to enact federal criminal justice reform is not quite dead. But its pulse is faint.
Republican Candidates on Criminal Justice: A Primer
Their sixth debate is in Charleston, a city still recovering from last year’s church killings.
Crime, Fear, and the Republicans
Can the GOP interest in criminal justice reform survive Donald Trump?
How Nebraska Repealed the Death Penalty
A deep-red state shows the way, with conservatives in the lead.