Marshall Project Originals
License to Clip
A movement to let the formerly incarcerated cut hair and drive taxis is gaining ground.
I Followed My Mom to Prison and to a Degree
“This is the path my life had to take so I could be strong.”
The Uncertain Fate of College in Prison
Obama revived Pell grants for prisoners, but the program faces a cloudy future.
How a Police Detective Helps Inmates Prepare to Live on the Outside
A new documentary spotlights a program that reclaims lives through writing.
The Tricky Business of Measuring Crime and Punishment
Pew researchers release a new prison scorecard, but it ain’t perfect.
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
From Solitary to the Street
What happens when prisoners go from complete isolation to complete freedom in a day?