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