Marshall Project Originals
What To Do With Violent Sex Offenders
The Supreme Court considers whether “civil commitment” is just prison by another name.
Shawna: A Life on the Sex Offender Registry
A young mother struggles with life on the sex offender registry.
Making the Case Against Banishing Sex Offenders
Legislators won’t touch the subject, but courts are proving more sympathetic.
The Accuser’s Mom Called Her a ‘Pathological Liar.’ Nobody Told the Defense.
So George Gage sits in prison. And guess what happened to the prosecutor.
For Some Prisoners, Finishing Their Sentences Doesn’t Mean They Get Out
The special problem of being a sex offender.
Congress Acts to Mark Passports of Sex Offenders
Target of legislation is sex-traffickers; critics call it a ‘scarlet letter.’
Why Some Young Sex Offenders Are Held Indefinitely
Jhon Sanchez already served his time for a series of sex offenses he committed when he was 13. But he’s not free yet. Inside the world of civil commitment.
Is Halloween Really More Dangerous for Kids?
A lack of evidence doesn’t stop cities from rounding up sexual offenders on the holiday.
‘A System That Is Clearly Broken’
A Minnesota sex-offender program is under fire. How long can the state hold people for crimes they have not yet committed?