Marshall Project Originals
The Inspiring Life and Career of Devah Pager
An appreciation of the Harvard sociologist who meticulously documented racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
License to Clip
A movement to let the formerly incarcerated cut hair and drive taxis is gaining ground.
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.