Marshall Project Originals
Can We Fix Mass Incarceration Without Including Violent Offenders?
Half of America’s prisoners are in for violent crimes, but reforms often leave them behind.
Here's Why Abolishing Private Prisons Isn't a Silver Bullet
The vast majority of prisoners are held in publicly run prisons. But the private sector affects their incarceration in different ways.
Decoding the Border Law Democrats are Debating
A proposal by Julián Castro would make unauthorized border crossing a civil offense, not a crime.
What Trump and Others Get Wrong About ‘Sanctuary Cities’
Ahead of the presidential debate, setting the record straight on a hot-button immigration issue.
What Will You Look Like 20 Years From Now?
For forensic artists, a sketch is more than just gray hair and wrinkles.
Why judges sometimes opt for sandwich boards, chicken suits, and other embarrassing punishments.
Why they’re disappearing, which states still use them, and what really happens during those overnight visits.