Marshall Project Originals
I’m a Bail Bondsman Who’s Tired of Being Demonized
A small business owner fights back against changes in the bail industry.
When the Money Runs out for Public Defense, What Happens Next?
Massive caseloads, long wait lists, group plea deals, and other realities of a funding crisis.
A Professional Bounty Hunter Who Likes the Bail System Just the Way It Is
A star of reality TV, Beth Chapman takes on those who say money bail is unfair.
Need Cash to Hire a Lawyer? Try Crowdfunding
When raising money the old-fashioned way just won’t do.
The Man Held on $9,999,999 Bail
How a Tennessee judge ensured that an accused cop-killer would not go free.
Bounty Hunters, Bondsmen, and the People Who Owe Them
Photographer Clara Vannucci captures the chase.