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Analysis of criminal justice published by The Marshall Project.
Analysis June 12
It took 20 years for courts to say no. It took Jeff Sessions no time to say yes.
Analysis May 20
Despite Jeff Sessions’ new zero-tolerance mandate along the border, the Justice Department has prioritized immigration offenses for years.
Analysis March 30
The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
Analysis October 18, 2017
Recent court rulings and start-stop access to lethal drugs push numbers up this year.
Analysis September 5, 2017
President Trump tries to deflect a potentially thunderous blowback.
Analysis September 1, 2017
And they’ve got a lot of allies.
Analysis August 14, 2017
The disparity remains no matter the circumstances and has persisted for decades.
Analysis July 19, 2017
What Washington can learn from the states.
Analysis May 3, 2017
Forget Korea and Ivanka. It’s all immigration, all the time.
Analysis March 9, 2017
A guide to our methodology.
Analysis March 2, 2017
A softer tone from the White House belies a harsher reality.
Analysis February 22, 2017
Was he sentenced to death “because he is black”?
Analysis February 20, 2017
Where the local lawmen serve as immigration enforcers.
Analysis February 20, 2017
What we learned from that surge of immigrant arrests
Analysis February 9, 2017
Or at least misleading, says this contrarian scholar. Here’s why it matters.
Analysis February 3, 2017
What to watch as the system prepares for mass deportations.
Analysis January 31, 2017
Trump’s nominee has the ideology without the temper.
Analysis January 19, 2017
Also civil rights enforcement and legal aid for the poor.
Analysis January 10, 2017
Senator laments a “corrosion of respect” for police in first day of testimony centered on crime and punishment.
Analysis December 16, 2016
Four reasons a bipartisan bill has a better chance than you think
Analysis December 15, 2016
New federal data shows some stark racial disparities.
Analysis November 18, 2016
An extensive record as a prosecutor and a senator gives some hints of what to expect.
Analysis October 20, 2016
This time, a survey of crime victims
Analysis October 17, 2016
How various states punish the act.
Analysis October 14, 2016
The other quirk in the state’s death penalty system.
Analysis September 29, 2016
Obama and Newt Gingrich. Koch Industries and the ACLU. With friends like that, how could it lose?
Analysis September 26, 2016
Obama’s promise to focus on “felons not families” has fallen short
Analysis September 15, 2016
Her death at a Texas jail spurred a striking amount of reform talk across political lines.
Analysis August 14, 2016
As demographics change, a move toward mercy.
Analysis August 8, 2016
Blame the good guys.
Analysis August 2, 2016
A new generation of chiefs favors a lighter touch.
Analysis August 1, 2016
A judicial committee proposes more secrecy.
Analysis July 29, 2016
A closer look at crime rates and how people really feel about police.
Analysis July 22, 2016
“These are the facts,” he says. Mmmm, not so fast.
Analysis July 19, 2016
Does America need to be made safe again? We fact-checked a handful of last night’s claims.
Analysis July 18, 2016
The Republicans nod to reforms, then take a sharp right turn.
Analysis July 13, 2016
Tip No. 1: Don’t talk back to a cop (and a lot of them will be there).
Analysis June 30, 2016
We’re in the middle of one of the longest death penalty lulls in 24 years.
Analysis June 14, 2016
Six reasons you’re likely to be disappointed
Analysis June 13, 2016
The oddest fallout from the Stanford sexual assault
Analysis May 25, 2016
White-on-black murders rarely result in a death sentence. Roof might be an exception.
Analysis May 24, 2016
The state constitution is pretty clear, says a man who helped draft it.
Analysis May 23, 2016
The Supreme Court considers what it takes to show that prosecutors, when they pick juries, are discriminating against minorities.
Analysis May 15, 2016
And the government can’t either.
Analysis April 26, 2016
84 federal vacancies, and a glacial confirmation rate, put extra stress on some districts
Analysis April 12, 2016
Only 4 states are currently carrying out lethal injections, and 10 are considering other methods.
Analysis March 9, 2016
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
Analysis February 12, 2016
The vaunted bipartisan drive to enact federal criminal justice reform is not quite dead. But its pulse is faint.
Analysis January 27, 2016
Obama takes bold action, but for a population of fewer than 30
Analysis January 12, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court says state judges cannot sentence death without a jury’s mandate
Analysis January 12, 2016
Abolitionists seek the perfect case for a Supreme Court challenge.
Analysis November 6, 2015
Not everybody is aboard the criminal justice reform bandwagon. Here’s why.
Analysis October 29, 2015
Five reasons it is (and is not) a big deal.
Analysis October 21, 2015
Is this the beginning — or the end?
Analysis October 14, 2015
A fact check of the Democratic debate.
Analysis September 25, 2015
When courts “de-publish” rulings to limit their impact.
Analysis August 12, 2015
Suddenly it’s not a crime problem, it’s a health problem.
Analysis July 29, 2015
Representing an avowed racist, a champion of racial justice.
Analysis July 22, 2015
While prison reform gains momentum, the immigration debate remains “tough on crime.”
Analysis July 15, 2015
A closer look at the president’s speech on criminal justice reform.
Analysis July 13, 2015
But Congress is the place to watch.
Analysis July 10, 2015
He was more at home at Harvard than on the streets.
Analysis July 2, 2015
And to whom was he saying it?
Analysis June 29, 2015
And a blazing battle over the death penalty itself.
Analysis June 26, 2015
As his rivals ease up, one candidate hangs tough
Analysis June 25, 2015
Lessons from education reform on transforming an expensive, ineffective system.