The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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November 2, 2018
Lee Harris spent years in prison without hope, until an unlikely friendship led to a years-long crusade to prove his innocence.
November 1, 2018
The Gun King
A middle-class college student from the Chicago suburbs used Facebook to sell firearms to gangsters. But was he a kingpin or a scapegoat?
John H. Richardson
October 31, 2018
The Waiting Room
For many released into the harsh environment outside Chicago’s Cook County Jail, it can be impossible to find their way home.
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
October 30, 2018
Why Police Should Embrace Communities—Not Shut Them Out
A former police chief on why the job should be more than “runnin’ and gunnin’.”
October 30, 2018
Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his crew tortured false confessions out of hundreds of black men. Decades later, the survivors fought for reparations.
Natalie Y. Moore
October 29, 2018
The Hustle of Kim Foxx
After the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, can a new state’s attorney bring real reform to Chicago?
October 28, 2018
Chicago Cop Jason Van Dyke's Record Was a Warning Sign
Can the conviction of Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke finally force policing into the 21st century?
October 16, 2018
The Video Doesn’t Lie — Even If the Officer Did
A retired police officer reflects on the Jason Van Dyke verdict.
August 28, 2018
A collection of stories about criminal justice in Chicago
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April 17, 2018
Sessions Punishes Everyone
Angry at Chicago, he cuts off police aid for all.