Marshall Project Originals
The United States of Incarceration
The United States locks up more people per capita than any other developed country. Here’s why.
First Step Offers Release for Some Prisoners—But Not Non-Citizens
About 750 federal inmates will be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody starting in mid-July.
First Step Act Comes Up Short in Trump’s 2020 Budget
Supporters worry because law seeks $75 million a year for five years, but president’s plan lists $14 million.
Would Expanded Criminal Background Checks Hurt Federal Job Applicants?
Critics oppose disclosing enrollment in drug-court programs and other prison alternatives.