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Analysis of criminal justice published by The Marshall Project.
News May 26
In fiscal year 2020, border encounters dropped by half while rescue rates doubled. Experts and humanitarian groups point to a Trump-era policy that continues today.
Analysis February 22
If not for inconsistent and shoddy record-keeping, we might know if settlements make a difference in police misconduct.
Analysis February 4
In Oregon and across the country, protesters charged with “civil disorder” say the vague federal law is unconstitutional.
Analysis January 19
Donald Trump’s volatile approach to granting clemency epitomizes a system that many have long hoped to change.
Death Sentences January 14
Feds spent millions to restart the death penalty and in the process revealed much about how they do it.
Analysis January 14
Amid calls for tougher laws after the Capitol assault, research shows that measures addressing White violence usually fall harder on Black people.
Death Sentences January 8
Mental illness, childhood abuse and brain injuries affect a large share of those who face the death penalty.
Analysis December 21, 2020
From the sweeping impacts of COVID-19 to the protests against racial injustice, 2020 was a year like no other.
Analysis November 11, 2020
Even in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Black people are still more likely to be arrested for it than White people. These organizers are working to change that.
Analysis November 6, 2020
A Nevada state supreme court candidate was one of very few nationwide to run on a message of reform. Most campaigns leaned on “tough on crime” strategy yet again.