Marshall Project Originals
How I Keep Hope Alive While Serving 150 Years in Prison
In those moments when I feel like a puppet tied up in strings, I draw on my Muslim faith to stay hopeful.
I Met My Friend in Prison. Now I Doubt His Innocence.
A prison volunteer's belief in second chances faces a difficult test.
Police Brutality Drove a Wedge Between Me and My Church
“I still believe that the congregation has some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Unfortunately, there were limits to that warmth that I could not abide.”
The Bureau of Prisons Yields to a Chaplain’s Conscience
The bureau relents in a stalemate over pepper spray.
I Thought Being Gay Was a Sin Until I Saw My Friend Suffer in Prison
A Christian inmate confronts his own beliefs.
What Angola's Resigning Warden Is Leaving Behind
For 20 years, Burl Cain both punished and preached.
A Letter to Pope Francis
You are about to enter Philadelphia’s largest jail. Here is what you should know.