Marshall Project Originals
Tennessee's Voter Restoration Gauntlet
The state’s byzantine felony disenfranchisement laws keep hundreds of thousands of formerly incarcerated residents from registering to vote.
Why Tennessee Is Challenging the DOJ's Ethics
A clash over evidence that could help defendants has wider implications.
The Ultimate Insider Art
On Tennessee’s death row, the old aphorism applies: art is long, life is short.
43 States Suspend Licenses for Unpaid Court Debt, But That Could Change
Lawsuits say the practice severely penalizes those too poor to pay.
Want to Clear Your Record? It’ll Cost You $450
In Tennessee and other states, former felons can’t always afford it.