The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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Punishing Kids With Years of Debt
Courts often order children who break the law to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to victims—even when the victim is an insurance company.
More Families of Murder Victims in Louisiana Will Qualify for Financial Help
Lawmakers change rules after Marshall Project report on compensation fund.
Trump's War on Immigrants Leaves a Million Lives in Limbo
Migrants in the U.S. and across the globe face turmoil as lawsuits aim to reverse restrictive policies.
Investigate Your State
How to Investigate Victim Compensation in Your State
A guide for stealing our work.
September 13, 2018
The Victims Who Don’t Count
Seven states won’t give victim aid to people with criminal histories. The policies fall hardest on black families.
August 23, 2018
The Awful Thing I Saw in Prison That Stunned Me Into Silence
"It was the kind of moment that you witness but your brain just rejects; you can’t believe what you just saw."
June 21, 2018
I Survived a Violent Crime, Then the Justice System Let Me Down
"I was made to feel like a second-class victim."
, as told to
May 22, 2018
The Billionaire's Crusade
Broadcom's Henry Nicholas is spending millions to give victims a bigger voice, but not everyone agrees.
Case in Point
April 2, 2018
What Victims Want
Did a prosecutor lie about whether the family of a murder victim wanted the death penalty?
September 28, 2017
The Hardest Phone Call a Prosecutor Has to Make
Law school doesn’t prepare you for delivering bad news to victims and their families.
Jean Peters Baker