Marshall Project Originals
Being a Prison Firefighter Taught Me to Save Lives
I first joined the San Quentin fire department to get my own room, eat well and train dogs. It ended up being the most important experience of my life.
The Inspiring Life and Career of Devah Pager
An appreciation of the Harvard sociologist who meticulously documented racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
When Your Prison Becomes Your Paycheck
Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars.
To Be Good Employees, the Formerly Incarcerated Must First Become Bosses
For the incarcerated, personal agency is a deciding factor in success after release.
Hot Chicken, Fair Chance
At an Ohio eatery, patrons get Nashville-style hot chicken and the formerly-incarcerated get a fair shot at employment.
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.