Marshall Project Originals
Trump Administration Tells Some Business Owners “Do Not Apply” for Coronavirus Loans
SBA says people with criminal records aren't eligible for some emergency loans, even though experts say the law doesn't exclude them.
The Inspiring Life and Career of Devah Pager
An appreciation of the Harvard sociologist who meticulously documented racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
A Decades-Old Conviction Cost Me My Post-Retirement Job
A mistake from a Dallas grandmother’s past reared its ugly head when she least expected it.
Want to Clear Your Record? It’ll Cost You $450
In Tennessee and other states, former felons can’t always afford it.
Six States Where Felons Can’t Get Food Stamps
Few holdouts remain, as drug-war-era bans on benefits are lifted.
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Clearing Your Record
A primer on the complicated road to expungement.