Marshall Project Originals
Life After Life Without Parole
Ronald Elston spent more than 30 years in prison, with no preparation for what he would do if he got out.
How your ugly booking photos (and Tiger’s) became a commodity for cops, hustlers and journalists.
The Radio Show That Reunited Inmates and Families
“Shout outs” on the air led to van rides to the supermax.
Rarely Seen Images of the Real San Quentin
Thousands of photos, unearthed after decades, form an archive of daily life.
Black Lives Matter Protesters are “Tired,” “Hopeful,” “Ready”
Minneapolis sit-in for Jamar Clark stretches through a third week.
‘So This Is What a Murderer Looks Like’
A defense lawyer’s photos of four women re-entering society.
‘Sometimes the Camera is More Powerful than the Courtroom’
Criminal justice through the lens of Joe Rodriguez.
Bounty Hunters, Bondsmen, and the People Who Owe Them
Photographer Clara Vannucci captures the chase.
The Writing on the Walls
Photographer Mark Perrott examines the graffiti, and the lives, of the prisoners of E Block.
A portrait series captures the toll of long prison sentences on the people who serve them.