Marshall Project Originals
The Rise of Life-Without-Parole Sentences
We explore sentences that imprison people for life without parole, and comedian Ali Siddiq unpacks his behind-bars beginning in comedy.
This Chart Shows Why The Prison Population Is So Vulnerable to COVID-19
Those 55 and older are a growing share of the people in state prisons. They’re also the most at risk as coronavirus spreads.
Are Older People Getting Harsher Sentences? Take Our Quiz to Find Out.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics takes a close look at our aging state prison population.
My Memories of Being in Prison with Whitey Bulger
Tales of the “pale, white-haired, geezer in a wheelchair.”
Older Prisoners, Higher Costs
A tough, new report says it’s time for federal prisons to release the elderly and infirm.