Marshall Project Originals
What’s in a Name?
New lawsuits by transgender people challenge bans on name changes for those convicted of crimes.
Illinois puts ankle monitors on thousands. Now it has to figure out who gets tracked—and why
Corrections officials have little data on the electronic monitoring of former prisoners. A new bill aims to change that.
I Proposed to My Girlfriend From Prison
“I didn't have anything to offer her except a lot of lonely nights.”
The Deadly Consequences of Solitary With a Cellmate
Imagine living in a cell that’s smaller than a parking space — with a homicidal roommate.
Should Hard-line Prosecutors Be Nervous?
After voters oust two prosecutors for failing to hold police accountable, maybe.
Why Did It Take the Feds So Long to Probe Chicago Cops?
The Laquan McDonald killing was preceded by years of documented violence.
Will the '21 Foot' Defense Work for the Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald?
Revisiting a 30-year concept that is used to justify deadly force.
From Solitary to the Street
What happens when prisoners go from complete isolation to complete freedom in a day?