Marshall Project Originals
The Inspiring Life and Career of Devah Pager
An appreciation of the Harvard sociologist who meticulously documented racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
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.
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
“Ghettoside” Author Jill Leovy on What We Have Learned Since Rodney King
Not nearly enough, she says
Join Us For Justice Talk: A New Conversation Series With The Marshall Project and Digg
Our first discussion will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, on how the police predict crime.
“Look at O.J. ... If He Had a Public Defender, He’d be in Jail.”
Why African-Americans don’t trust the courts, and why it matters.
Who is Putting the Most People in Jail? Not New York, Chicago, or LA.
A new tool drills down on hidden incarceration rates.
You Can’t Go Home Again
Surprising new research suggests parolees who go somewhere new are less likely to offend again.
Too Old to Commit Crime?
Why people age out of crime, and what it could mean for how long we put them away.
Asking the Right Questions About the Death Penalty
The incoming head of the Death Penalty Information Center on the time he was a potential juror in a capital case.
Where the Shots are Fired
A new study points to a strategy for reducing police shootings in towns like Ferguson.
When Rape Allegations Are in Doubt
What research tells us in the wake of the Rolling Stone controversy.