Marshall Project Originals
Let’s Make It Easier for Kids to Visit Incarcerated Parents
Nonprofits in a handful of states provide transportation to help children visit their imprisoned parents. Now New York may revive a state-funded free busing program.
Why Mothers Are the Unsung Heroes of Prison
“I’ve seen disasters averted because an inmate said these simple words: 'What would your mother think?'”
I Can’t Visit My Sons in Prison Because I Have Unpaid Traffic Tickets
A mother with debts — and cancer — wonders if she’ll ever see her incarcerated children again.
Hell Is Trying to Visit My Jailed Client
At Rikers, it uses up a day. At the courthouse? Don’t hold your breath.
Mississippi Limits Prison Visits to Immediate Family
A strict new policy begins after "a security violation".
‘I Reviewed Jail on Yelp Because I Couldn't Afford a Therapist.’
Why people are using sites like Yelp to vent and offer tips about prison and jail.
Why they’re disappearing, which states still use them, and what really happens during those overnight visits.