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Commentary May 15
Fifty years after a landmark Supreme Court case, juvenile courts still lack due process.
News and Awards February 5
Ramsey was previously deputy editor at
Commentary April 6
What society owes the exonerated.
Commentary March 30
A close look at the grand compromise of 1976.
Commentary February 17
He would defend your liberty, but not your right to a lawyer.
Commentary February 11
Why African-Americans don’t trust the courts, and why it matters.
Commentary February 8
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
Commentary January 15
Two towering lives in a prequel to Black Lives Matter.
Commentary January 11
What the left and right got wrong about crime in 2015.
Commentary December 22
“In my five years running the Washington system, I never saw one white youth in my correctional facility.”
Commentary December 17
Gretchen Sween was hired a month before Holiday was executed. This is what she saw.
Commentary December 16
Thursday at 12:30 PM, The Marshall Project and ProPublica are hosting a Digg Dialog on how police should handle rape allegations.
Commentary December 15
A new tool drills down on hidden incarceration rates.
Commentary December 2
Why mental health experts are up in arms.
Commentary November 18
On the eve of the next execution, a look at the state’s history of bad lawyering and faulty evidence.
Commentary October 23
Measure what really matters.
Commentary October 15
Step one: let’s find out if it works.
Commentary October 13
It’s not about non-violent offenders. And it won’t be cheap.
Commentary October 7
Black leaders also embraced it.
Commentary October 5
Society won’t fix a prison system it can’t see.
Commentary September 15
Can the GOP interest in criminal justice reform survive Donald Trump?
Commentary September 9
Quality of life is not just for wealthy suburbanites.
Commentary September 4
(And the same goes for the “Ferguson Effect.”)
Commentary August 13
Sorry, Mr. Bratton. Science says no.
Commentary July 9
It trades one burden for another.
Commentary July 8
An author and former prisoner reflects on the white supremacist’s potential fate.
Commentary June 28
Bill Keller, Dana Goldstein, Alysia Santo and Eli Hager will answer your questions on what life is like on Rikers, and recent reform efforts.
Commentary June 26
A former CO — and first-time OITNB-watcher — weighs in.
Commentary June 22
The not-so-nice kids don’t deserve to be brutalized, either.
Commentary June 12
A Colorado judge on why we don’t know nearly enough about the link between the young brains and behavior.
Commentary June 2
A psychiatrist analyzes the notebook of James Holmes.
Commentary May 28
A deep-red state shows the way, with conservatives in the lead.
News April 24
Ask the experts in a Facebook chat Friday at noon ET.
Commentary April 3
What to call incarcerated people: Your feedback
Commentary March 30
What a battle between a Mississippi judge and a group of public defenders tells us about the state of indigent defense.
Commentary March 16
Four ways prosecutors can improve their decision-making.
Commentary March 13
Governor Cuomo’s compromise leaves too many children behind.
Commentary February 25
One conservative black activist’s campaign for community crime control.
Commentary February 20
The odd-couple alliance on justice reform is not as odd as it seems.
Commentary February 19
In the case of this wrongfully convicted man, Louisiana says $0.00.
Commentary February 18
A social worker’s take on the misery of probation.
Q&A January 12
Inmate-turned-journalist Paul Wright on what he’s learned in his 25 years covering the prison system.
Feature December 10
The lawyers favor acquittal.