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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

Life Inside September 24
After two decades in a single-person cell, I moved to an open dorm with 30 other men. Between the smells, stress and lack of privacy, I was happy to spend time in solitary confinement.
Coronavirus September 24
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.
Analysis August 21
New data shows deaths from all causes—COVID and otherwise—have gone up 9 percent among White Americans, but more than 30 percent in communities of color.
Coronavirus August 18
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.
Life Inside August 13
Despite coronavirus-related lockdown and a skittish staff, prisoners at California Women’s Facility pulled off a full-fledged memorial service for a beloved long-termer.
Feature August 13
U.S. Marshals are transporting prisoners without testing them for coronavirus
Feature August 11
A Marshall Project / FRONTLINE film that follows an undocumented family’s struggle to survive homelessness, immigrant detention and a rapidly spreading virus.
Coronavirus July 20
COVID-19 is changing how police question suspects and witnesses—for the better, some argue.
Coronavirus July 16
But not because of COVID-19 releases.
News July 13
Mental-health problems, short staffing plague a Texas lockup in COVID lockdown.