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Inside The Nation's Overdose Crisis in Prisons and Jails
Behind bars, drug use is rampant and uniquely deadly, new data shows.
October 27, 2020
What Could Have Kept Me Out of Prison
We asked people behind bars what services and programs could have changed the course of their lives. Therapy, affordable housing and a living wage topped the list.
September 3, 2020
I Thought Jail Would Help Me Get Clean. I Was Dead Wrong.
I asked a drug court to send me to jail to get stabilized. But when the jail refused to give me my Suboxone, everything came crashing down.
November 8, 2018
My Dog Didn't Forget Me When I Went to Prison
Charlotte was there for the worst moments of my life. And she was there as I picked up the pieces.
November 1, 2018
Criminal Justice on the Tuesday Ballot
Our roundup: drugs, policing, juries, even slavery.
February 14, 2018
A Drug Company Says This Shot Will Keep You Out of Prison
Johnson & Johnson uses the prospect of jail time to market a schizophrenia drug.
Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge
January 29, 2018
North Carolina Fixes a Glitch — For One Guy
After a Marshall Project story, a man serving nine years in jail is moved to a prison.
May 10, 2017
A Fresh Take on Ending the Jail-to-Street-to-Jail Cycle
For troubled repeat offenders, a chance at a supportive place to live.
March 13, 2017
Surviving Foster Care: 2 Brothers, 2 Different Paths
A stint in juvenile detention excluded one from the financial support that automatically went to the other.
March 1, 2017
A Better Way to Treat Addiction in Jail
Medications are effective, but jails are still slow to provide them.