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Our Reporting on Coronavirus

Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, criminal justice and immigration.

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People who live and work in the justice system face unique challenges.

Women are the less visible victims of COVID-19 behind bars. Though only a small number have died their stories illuminate the unique problems women face in prison. Read more.

More on living and working conditions

We’re watching how the criminal justice system responds to the crisis.

A county trying to reopen its economy wrestles with a virus outbreak in prison. So local officials proposed a solution: Don’t count the prisoners. Read more.

More on accountability

We’re tracking and explaining the data behind the disaster.

All coronavirus coverage

Feature July 10
An investigation reveals how Immigration and Customs Enforcement became a domestic and global spreader of COVID-19.
Coronavirus July 9
The Marshall Project is collecting data on COVID-19 infections in state and federal prisons. See how the virus has affected correctional facilities where you live.
Feature July 1
When COVID-19 threatened the jail in Tyler, Texas, an activist pressured her sheriff to make change.
Coronavirus June 29
As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, prison facilities across the country suspended visits from family and lawyers. Several months into the pandemic, some states are easing those restrictions. We’re rounding up the changes as they occur.
Feature June 23
A group of 2020 hopefuls say their first-hand experience with the justice system makes them best suited to fix it.
Coronavirus June 18
The Bureau of Prisons was unprepared and slow to respond. Then officials took steps that helped spread the virus.
Coronavirus June 15
Amid speculation of a spike in abuse, advocates worry that families of color will be policed even more.
The Frame June 13
“The Writing on the Wall” art installation lets incarcerated people speak for themselves.
Coronavirus June 9
Critics call high-tech maps overreach, but police say they keep officers safe.