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Feature December 6, 2018
Books about criminal justice, curated by The Marshall Project staff.
Feature December 10, 2015
From prison pups to personal trainers with rap sheets.
Life Inside June 30, 2016
“Drive whenever you go anywhere, get your financial house in order, finalize your will, take baths, and cry.”
Commentary January 24, 2017
Lesson One: Don’t make policies when emotions are running high.
News October 18, 2018
Neko Wilson to be released in the first test of California’s felony murder law.
Life Inside November 10, 2017
“I had no idea how much pain I would be forced to carry alone.”
Commentary February 17, 2016
He would defend your liberty, but not your right to a lawyer.
Feature July 13, 2018
A unique database offered an unprecedented look at the lucrative business.
Life Inside July 28, 2016
Even when I was being paid in mackerel and stamps.
News January 16, 2015
The Feds acquire a confusing asset: bitcoins.
Crime on the Ballot November 9, 2016
From early release to bail reform, reform efforts gain some ground.
Commentary April 2, 2018
“I take full responsibility for my actions. I killed a man. Still, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if we’d met just a few years later...if I didn’t have a gun.”
News June 8, 2015
Re-assessing a videotaped interrogation.
News November 20, 2018
Former inmates facing deportation place their hope in California's outgoing governor.
Case in Point February 13, 2018
New York prosecutors object to new DNA testing that might answer questions left unanswered at a murder trial.
Commentary March 21, 2017
Unable to afford a trial transcript, a journalist digs into the laws that govern them.
News August 26, 2015
An appeals lawyer who has represented more than a half-dozen men put to death in Missouri faces questions about her competency.
News January 28, 2018
A young California lawyer helps long-term inmates with their white-collar problems.
Analysis July 22, 2015
While prison reform gains momentum, the immigration debate remains “tough on crime.”
Commentary June 28, 2017
Leaked documents reveal coordination between big business and law enforcement to break up last year’s protests at Standing Rock.
Coronavirus March 21, 2020
Some sheriffs, prosecutors and defenders scramble to move people from local jails, potential petri dishes for infection.
Feature July 13, 2018
But a haven for bail bondsmen is getting less friendly.
News April 20
“There is a whole wave of attacking elderly people in different ways," one New York legislator says.
News October 25, 2016
An inmate’s novel is the latest test.
Q&A September 2, 2015
After Virginia shootings, Tom Mauser reaffirms advocacy “for the long run.”
Q&A March 9, 2015
A conversation with a prominent thinker on the evolving law — and business — of pot.
News June 16, 2015
As states loosen marijuana laws, the consequences for noncitizens remain as strict as ever.
News March 8, 2018
In Kansas, even many minor drug offenders must appear on the state’s public registry. A new bill would change that.
Coronavirus May 13, 2020
Some sheriffs are buying ultraviolet light machines traditionally used by hospitals.
Life Inside January 31, 2019
“The whole experience, I realized, was like a strange mix between junior high school and the Roman Senate.”
News February 4, 2015
Inside the world of “murderabilia.”
Case in Point May 3, 2016
In a notorious Louisiana case, a judge gets in a last kick.
Justice Lab January 21, 2015
… But just a tiny bit, and it took a long time.
Q&A January 7, 2019
A journalist’s pursuit of the truth about marijuana, mental illness and violence.
Analysis September 23, 2020
The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent.
Feature May 22
Just ask a Dallas woman who spent a year in jail without talking to a lawyer.
Feature July 23, 2018
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
News June 5, 2015
In Mississippi prisons last year, half the officers quit.
Southside November 1, 2018
A middle-class college student from the Chicago suburbs used Facebook to sell firearms to gangsters. But was he a kingpin or a scapegoat?
News September 10, 2019
Most states give money to people leaving prison. But some formerly incarcerated people say it's often not enough to meet their basic needs.
Analysis November 1, 2018
Our roundup: drugs, policing, juries, even slavery.
News June 29, 2015
Are U.S. drug companies against the death penalty? Sort of.
Case in Point May 22, 2017
Thomas Edward Clardy and the trial after the trial.
News March 29
Guards smuggle in most contraband, people who live in or work at prisons say.
Feature April 12, 2016
How loved ones bear the hidden cost of shipping inmates out of state.
Feature December 17, 2014
The public supports it, but the costs are lethal.
Feature November 15, 2014
How bad lawyering and an unforgiving law cost condemned men their last appeal.
Commentary September 3, 2015
People from across the political spectrum suggest criminal justice reforms the president should enact during his remaining time in office.
Feature September 24, 2019
How the United States created the largest immigrant detention system in the world.
Southside October 31, 2018
For many released into the harsh environment outside Chicago’s Cook County Jail, it can be impossible to find their way home.
Feature July 21, 2020
A Florida family opted for restorative justice over the death penalty for the man who murdered their mom. What happened next made them question the very meaning of justice.
Q&A January 14, 2019
A Marshall Project virtual roundtable.
Feature October 24, 2019
The state’s attorney promised to transform the office. Data shows she’s dismissed thousands of felonies that would have been pursued in the past.
Feature June 28, 2015
From the people who live and work there.