Marshall Project Originals
DeSantis Claims Florida’s Crime is at a ‘Record Low.’ But He’s Using Incomplete Data
In announcing his presidential bid, Florida’s governor relied on data from only half of the state’s law enforcement agencies.
Would a Death Sentence Help The Parkland Families Heal?
Outrage around the school shooter’s sentence reveals tensions between what some victims’ families want and the justice system’s limits.
The Genius Speech That Changed My Life
Words like “junkie,” “destitute” and “criminal” have applied to me at some point in my life. Hearing the formerly incarcerated voting rights activist Desmond Meade speak at my prison reminded me that my sky is full of stars, my heart is full of hope and my future is full of promise.
The Judge Will See You On Zoom, But The Public Is Mostly Left Out
Volunteers who monitor courts across the country say they are getting little access to online-only proceedings.
After passing a series of restrictive housing laws, Miami-Dade County faces an odd predicament: bands of nomadic sex offenders and a cat-and-mouse game to move them.
Miami’s Notorious Jail Fights Back Against Rape
A 5-year turnaround is cited as a model of prevention.