Marshall Project Originals
I Got the Prison Transfer I Fought For. My Feelings Were Surprisingly Mixed
Demetrius Buckley’s long-awaited transfer to a lower-security prison means more time outside of his cell and a chance to see his daughter. But the transport process was like everything else in prison: slow, confusing and casually cruel.
The Federal Prisoner Transit System—aka “Diesel Therapy”—Is Hell
Highlights of prisoner travel include gang fights, overflowing toilets and two weeks shackled to a neo-Nazi.
The Misery of “Medical Chain”
When a trip to the hospital means spending hours on a cramped bus handcuffed to another prisoner.
The Great Escape? Par for the Course.
“These guys were absolutely jaw-dropping in their incompetence.”
Justice Department Probes Alleged Abuses on Prison Transport Vans
Almost a year after our story, a preliminary investigation looks closely at one case.
Congressman Calls for Probe into Private Prisoner Transport
Rep. Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat, keeps up pressure on the House.
Another Death on a For-Profit Extradition Vehicle
Federal officials promised last year to look into the mistreatment of detainees, but little has changed.
Federal Official Urges Probe of ‘Abuse’ on Private Prisoner Transport
It is the latest call for an investigation of the for-profit extradition industry.
Merger Put on Hold for Prisoner Transportation Company Facing Federal Scrutiny
A proposed deal between Prisoner Transportation Services and its closest rival is delayed after an objection is filed.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Will Probe Private Prisoner Transport Industry
Her pledge to lawmakers comes after a Marshall Project investigation into deaths and abuses in the industry.
The Horrible Things I Saw Driving a Van Packed with Prisoners
Dehydrated, hungry prisoners defecating on themselves.
Inside the Deadly World of Private Prisoner Transport
Tens of thousands of people every year are packed into vans run by for-profit companies with almost no oversight.