Marshall Project Originals
Confess, or “They’ll Fucking Give You the Needle.”
An idle threat, but the teenage suspect confessed.
For 50 Years, You’ve Had “The Right to Remain Silent”
So why do so many suspects confess to crimes they didn’t commit?
A Phone Call From Jail? Better Watch What You Say
A confession, a threat—it’s probably taped. And admissible.
The Possibly Coerced Confession at the Heart of the Bite Mark Case
Re-assessing a videotaped interrogation.