Marshall Project Originals
Y’all Want It, We Got It
Issue 13 of News Inside fills reader requests and gives them something new to think about.
‘Prison Within a Prison’: New Mandate Offers Lifeline for Deaf People in Custody
The new rule, which goes in effect in January 2024, applies to phone companies serving prisons, jails and detention facilities nationwide.
Life Behind the Wall
Sure, prisons and jails are dangerous places. But everyday life inside isn’t as explosive as TV and movies make it look.
Game of Phones
In a prison where 200 men share eight phones, making back-to-back calls is like challenging the guy behind you to a duel.
Why Mothers Are the Unsung Heroes of Prison
“I’ve seen disasters averted because an inmate said these simple words: 'What would your mother think?'”
This Call May be Monopolized and Recorded
Advocates say prison phone companies’ merger diminishes competition
The Curious Case of the Prisoners in the Wrong Cellblock
A mystery unfolds during an urgent phone call.