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News February 9, 2016
Target of legislation is sex-traffickers; critics call it a ‘scarlet letter.’
Q&A March 11, 2015
A trauma surgeon on the moment the accused Boston Marathon bomber became his patient.
Feature March 30, 2017
Many veterans make careers in policing. Some bring war home.
Feature May 13, 2015
We talk to the man who became our national nightmare. Thirty years later, does he still matter?
Quiz April 23, 2018
Test your knowledge on the high-stakes market in information behind bars
News March 1, 2017
Medications are effective, but jails are still slow to provide them.
News November 21, 2017
Lawsuits say the practice severely penalizes those too poor to pay.
News January 23, 2015
Defendants may be presumed innocent — but can judges ensure they look innocent?
News August 2, 2017
Your doctor, your pharmacist... and the police.
News June 17, 2015
A Minnesota sex-offender program is under fire. How long can the state hold people for crimes they have not yet committed?
News February 26, 2018
Court Watch NYC is the latest local group monitoring the criminal justice system as it happens.
News April 13, 2017
Georgia squeezes “offender-funded” supervision.
News February 11
Missouri lawsuit says that the state’s parole process puts too many people back behind bars.
News May 26, 2015
A new report could have a big impact on New York’s prison population — if anyone pays attention.
Feature July 10, 2015
Inside the secretive world of parole boards, where your freedom may depend on politics and whim.
Q&A November 25, 2015
Revisiting a 30-year concept that is used to justify deadly force.
News June 29, 2015
Are U.S. drug companies against the death penalty? Sort of.
News November 8, 2017
A new order reminds prosecutors to show their evidence.
Life Inside July 13, 2017
A rash of suicides in solitary confinement hits an inmate close to home.
News November 6, 2015
A widespread heroin problem could open the door to a once-radical idea.
Life Inside December 4, 2015
After 34 years inside, sometimes you never feel free.
News July 23, 2015
New, retroactive sentencing guidelines begin to kick in.
News November 24, 2014
In the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pennsylvania says no.
News January 12, 2015
Alabama pitches prison reform as a states' rights issue.
News November 24, 2015
Treating Hep C isn’t cheap, but experts say it’s cost-effective.
News January 5, 2017
A ‘60s radical faces very different political atmosphere than her co-defendant did a decade ago.
News August 12, 2018
For some, science is outpacing the High Court on juveniles and the death penalty.
News March 12, 2017
Now 28, he’ll be re-sentenced, unless the court finds him ‘irreparably corrupt.’
News June 8, 2015
Or is it junk science?
Feature October 6, 2016
A system that can link gun crimes through shell casings is hobbled by skepticism and lack of manpower.
Life Inside February 18, 2016
Life, restricted.
News May 30, 2018
In prison, seeing the doctor can cost up to a month’s salary.
News May 23, 2017
A small nonprofit gathers criminal justice statistics, one county at a time.
News January 16, 2017
The question is trickier than you’d think for police, and the courts, to answer.
News August 10, 2015
A California case may decide.
News October 8, 2015
Three prisons were ordered to provide transgender health care. Three prisoners were suddenly set free.
News September 27, 2016
Prisoners can be forced to work without pay — the Constitution says so.
Feature January 3, 2017
Researching lynching cold cases, law students restore history.
Q&A June 11, 2015
A conversation with Atlanta’s Chief of Police, George Turner.
Feature December 6, 2016
Medicaid for ex-prisoners saves money and lives, but millions are released without it.
News June 19, 2015
Dylann Roof and the challenges of proving bias.
News July 10, 2015
For example: Most states don’t require board members to have any experience with the criminal justice system.
Investigate Your State July 10, 2015
Help us localize our national story on parole.
News July 30, 2015
But will politics eventually trump cost and data?
News September 22, 2015
New study places a quarter of the sentences in a handful of urban areas.
News February 16, 2015
Boston cops weather the endless snow.
News May 20, 2015
How many years make a life sentence for a teenager?
News February 26, 2018
A federal judge considers $1 million in fines for one state’s “pervasive and intractable failures.”
News October 22, 2015
Phone home, go broke.
Q&A June 12, 2017
The inmate-produced show will tell intimate stories of daily life behind bars.
The Lowdown August 13, 2015
What it takes to be a jailhouse lawyer.
Feature September 8, 2015
Why people are using sites like Yelp to vent and offer tips about prison and jail.
News March 29, 2016
A new report says care varies widely between Louisiana’s jails and prisons.
Analysis January 27, 2016
Obama takes bold action, but for a population of fewer than 30
News June 9, 2016
For decades, California prosecutors covered up unethical deals with jailhouse informers.
News January 7, 2016
Prohibitions exist, but almost no enforcement.
News January 25, 2016
Brush your teeth, sit up straight, and prepare for disappointment.
News May 19, 2016
The high court has said most kids shouldn't be sentenced to life without parole, but some prisoners' fate are in the hands of politics.
News January 3, 2018
Soon after a Marshall Project story, the governor proposes changes to an “outdated” evidence law.
Life Inside January 3
“I had no idea if I would get caught. It didn't matter.”
News January 29
How the Americans With Disabilities Act could change the way the nation’s jails and prisons treat addiction.
News April 1
Prosecutors will be required to turn over information to the defense much earlier in a criminal case, among other changes.
News July 20, 2016
We may never know, because “it is so easy to fall through the cracks.”
Crime on the Ballot October 17, 2016
Four important ballot measures you probably haven’t heard of.
Crime on the Ballot November 9, 2016
From early release to bail reform, reform efforts gain some ground.
News May 10
Some doctors are abandoning the long-held belief that treating addiction is impossible without talk therapy.
Feature August 7, 2017
Defendants say evidence laws force them to take pleas while “blindfolded.”
Feature May 22, 2018
Broadcom's Henry Nicholas is spending millions to give victims a bigger voice, but not everyone agrees.
News February 22, 2016
Corrections facilities are ground zero for treating hepatitis C — but at a cost.
News March 29, 2016
Rules from 2012 are too often ignored, advocates say.
Feature December 10, 2015
From prison pups to personal trainers with rap sheets.
Feature October 3, 2018
After passing a series of restrictive housing laws, Miami-Dade County faces an odd predicament: bands of nomadic sex offenders and a cat-and-mouse game to move them.
News June 29, 2016
A star of reality TV, Beth Chapman takes on those who say money bail is unfair.
Commentary December 12, 2018
We share some of our criminal justice favorites of the year.
Commentary December 22, 2016
Some of the best work from across the country.
News September 28, 2018
Your guide to becoming a source
Commentary December 18, 2017
Spend your holiday break with great journalism.
News April 6, 2015
In time for closing arguments, ten pieces to catch you up.
Commentary October 5, 2015
Society won’t fix a prison system it can’t see.
Commentary December 21, 2016
In-depth investigations, insightful features and one story to give us hope.
News June 22, 2015
Selected news and comment from this morning’s Opening Statement.
Analysis January 19, 2017
Also civil rights enforcement and legal aid for the poor.
Analysis November 1, 2018
Our roundup: drugs, policing, juries, even slavery.
Commentary December 27, 2018
Finish the year strong with journalism that makes a difference.
News March 16, 2017
But the tough-on-crime establishment fights back.
Crime on the Ballot November 9, 2016
Reform-minded candidates unseat incumbents in some races.
Feature June 28, 2015
From the people who live and work there.
Crime on the Ballot November 1, 2016
Campaign ads in the age of criminal justice reform.
News July 7, 2015
Seven facts about rape.
News September 22, 2016
In a year of inaction, a bill that changes the way we treat juveniles makes some headway.
News May 16, 2017
Some D.A.’s urge new discretion on pleas, sentences.
Feature March 18, 2015
Three days in Room 19E2, Bellevue Hospital.
News January 25, 2017
Away from Washington, a new breed of prosecutors takes first steps.
Looking Back February 24, 2016
A hearing in San Antonio will revive the ghosts of the satanic abuse trials and questions about the testimony of child victims.
Feature September 3, 2018
Andrew Goldstein's crime set in motion a dramatic shift in how we care for the violent mentally ill. Including for himself—when he's released this month.
Feature December 11, 2014
Judicial elections have gotten ugly. That’s bad news for defendants.