Marshall Project Originals
How Trump Made a Tiny Christian College the Nation’s Biggest Prison Educator
His administration has funneled $30 million to Ashland University in Ohio. Critics say the school’s tablet-based program fails incarcerated students.
Think Private Prison Companies Are Going Away Under Biden? They Have Other Plans
CoreCivic and GEO Group have been shifting away from prisons toward other government contracts, like office space and immigration detention.
Corporate Confession: Gangs Ran This Private Prison
What happened in Mississippi when no one wanted dangerous, low-paying guard jobs.
When A Small Town’s Private Prison Goes Bust
Contrary to popular belief, private prisons often don’t save the economies of the rural towns that seek them out.
How My Time as a Private Prison Guard Changed the Way I See Inmates
“No one wants to be accused of being ‘inmate-friendly.’”
What You Need to Know About the Private Prison Phase-Out
With the feds cutting back, the companies are down but not out.
Inside the Deadly World of Private Prisoner Transport
Tens of thousands of people every year are packed into vans run by for-profit companies with almost no oversight.
The Prison Visit That Cost My Family $2,370
How loved ones bear the hidden cost of shipping inmates out of state.