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The Marshall Project examines a single case or character that sheds light on the criminal justice system.
Case in Point September 17
How Lezmond Mitchell became the only Native American on federal death row.
Case in Point July 19
His co-defendant was acquitted based on new evidence, but prosecutors are still fighting to keep Andrew Krivak in prison.
Case in Point June 6
A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed.
Case in Point May 30
An Oklahoma case raises issues about both felony murder charges and high-speed police pursuits.
Case in Point April 17
A South Dakota case reflects the national debate on whether execution should be banned for the mentally ill.
Case in Point March 18
North Carolina judge denies testing in a 1992 murder case, but lawyers want shell casings examined.
Case in Point February 28
A capital case in Alabama raises the question: are you entitled to a conflict-free lawyer?
Case in Point February 13
A California court case could unravel decades of police secrecy.
Case in Point August 6, 2018
An inmate tests a new patch of constitutional ground.
Case in Point July 23, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh and the case of Gregory “Boy Boy” Bell