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Death Sentences February 10
The Marshall Project tracked every execution in America for more than five years. For condemned people, the path to death grew longer, more winding and erratic.
Death Sentences February 4
Raymond Riles has been on death row longer than anyone in America. He’s one of many who have languished there for decades with severe mental illnesses.
Looking Back January 26
In an excerpt from his new book, ‘Let the Lord Sort Them,’ Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah explains where a 1970s legal team fighting the death penalty went wrong.
Death Sentences January 14
Feds spent millions to restart the death penalty and in the process revealed much about how they do it.
Death Sentences January 8
Mental illness, childhood abuse and brain injuries affect a large share of those who face the death penalty.
News November 8, 2020
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
Analysis September 23, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a revered feminist icon. Her legacy on issues such as prisoners’ rights, capital punishment, racial justice and tribal sovereignty has been less examined.
Feature July 24, 2020
An oral history of the first federal execution under Donald Trump, as told by victims’ relatives, prison staff, and others.
News June 11, 2020
The North Carolina state Supreme Court has upheld the controversial Racial Justice Act, which opponents repealed in 2013
Coronavirus March 23, 2020
Colorado abolished capital punishment. But COVID-19 is pausing it everywhere else.