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.
My Dog Didn't Forget Me When I Went to Prison
Charlotte was there for the worst moments of my life. And she was there as I picked up the pieces.
How Jeff Sessions Is Undermining Trump’s Prison Reform Agenda
The president wants to send more prisoners to halfway houses. The Justice Department is doing exactly the opposite.
I Met My Friend in Prison. Now I Doubt His Innocence.
A prison volunteer's belief in second chances faces a difficult test.
Another Hurdle For Former Inmates: Their Teeth
For many recently-released prisoners, severe dental issues are just one more barrier to restarting their lives.
The Long Way Home
“Each step in the transition from prison to community is an opportunity for either social integration or isolation.”
How Post-Prison Reentry Programs Fail Queer Women
Having a man counts as a plan in some reentry programs.
When Your Prison Becomes Your Paycheck
Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars.
Making Sense of Senseless Violence
A Harvard sociologist on a recent story from The Marshall Project and the ways violence begets more violence.
When Less is More
How putting fewer people on probation and parole can reduce prison populations, save money and keep us safer.
What Are Inmates Learning in Prison? Not Much.
A new survey of 2,000 federal prisoners reveals big gaps in teaching reentry skills.