Marshall Project Originals
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.
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.