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Your Local Jail May Be A House of Horrors
But you probably wouldn’t know it, because sheriffs rule them with little accountability. After one man's death in a notorious lockup, residents of a Missouri town fought back.
Jails Turn to UVC Robots To Fight Coronavirus
Some sheriffs are buying ultraviolet light machines traditionally used by hospitals.
Who Begs To Go To Prison? California Jail Inmates
Effort to cut prison overcrowding puts some jails in crisis.
North Carolina Fixes a Glitch — For One Guy
After a Marshall Project story, a man serving nine years in jail is moved to a prison.
Nine Years With No Sunshine
A glitch in North Carolina law is trapping people for years in unequipped jails.
‘I Reviewed Jail on Yelp Because I Couldn't Afford a Therapist.’
Why people are using sites like Yelp to vent and offer tips about prison and jail.
Fixing the Jail Where Kalief Browder was Held
Former corrections chief Martin Horn has some ideas for Rikers Island.