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November 13, 2018
The Inspiring Life and Career of Devah Pager
An appreciation of the Harvard sociologist who meticulously documented racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
March 30, 2016
It’s Been 40 Years Since the Supreme Court Tried to Fix the Death Penalty — Here’s How It Failed
A close look at the grand compromise of 1976.
Evan J. Mandery
March 23, 2016
The Tricky Business of Measuring Crime and Punishment
Pew researchers release a new prison scorecard, but it ain’t perfect.
March 9, 2016
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
March 3, 2016
“Ghettoside” Author Jill Leovy on What We Have Learned Since Rodney King
Not nearly enough, she says
February 21, 2016
Join Us For Justice Talk: A New Conversation Series With The Marshall Project and Digg
Our first discussion will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, on how the police predict crime.
February 11, 2016
“Look at O.J. ... If He Had a Public Defender, He’d be in Jail.”
Why African-Americans don’t trust the courts, and why it matters.
Sara Sternberg Greene
December 15, 2015
Who is Putting the Most People in Jail? Not New York, Chicago, or LA.
A new tool drills down on hidden incarceration rates.
October 30, 2015
Eyewitness Testimony Is Unreliable… Or Is It?
A new study of the data says it depends on timing.
August 13, 2015
Should Cops Get to Review the Video Before They Report?
Sorry, Mr. Bratton. Science says no.