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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

Coronavirus June 4
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.
Coronavirus June 3
As officials cut jail populations, researchers and advocates explore what more can be done.
Coronavirus June 3
The Supreme Court gave teens sentenced to life in prison a shot at freedom. Many are still waiting.
Coronavirus June 2
Racial disparities grew in five cities as arrests fell, according to our new data analysis.
Coronavirus June 1
Prisons turn out to be a key place to study how coronavirus spreads and how immunity to it works.
Coronavirus May 30
As if coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, plumbing problems are making life in some Texas prisons even more miserable.
Life Inside May 28
“After close to 22 years inside, I thought I had seen everything when it comes to the Department of Corrections using impossible-to-follow rules to punish prisoners. I was wrong.”
Coronavirus May 28
Some prison systems aren’t collecting race data. Others won’t disclose it. Experts say these are big mistakes.
Coronavirus May 27
A county trying to reopen its economy wrestles with a virus outbreak in prison.
Coronavirus May 26
For many people leaving prison during the pandemic, closed DMVs mean closed doors.