The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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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.
Case in Point
April 24, 2017
Is It Murder if There’s No Homicide?
The strange case of a convicted killer whose “victim” probably died of her own drug overdose.
March 1, 2017
A Better Way to Treat Addiction in Jail
Medications are effective, but jails are still slow to provide them.
January 18, 2017
Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 2
End overcriminalization, reward success, pay attention to the heroin crisis.
Vikrant P. Reddy
September 8, 2016
The Night I Took a Life
“I can’t help but hate myself for what I did.”
June 9, 2016
I Survived a Suicide Attempt in Jail
And it made me a different person.
as told to
June 6, 2016
Why Prince’s Death Shouldn’t Lead to Bad Drug Policy
Lessons learned from the crack epidemic.
January 19, 2016
Massachusetts Mobilizes to Treat Addicted Moms
Jail time increasingly gives way to residential programs.
Meredith Derby Berg
November 6, 2015
Is the U.S. Ready for Safe Injection Rooms?
A widespread heroin problem could open the door to a once-radical idea.
August 14, 2015
Narcan: It Saves Lives. Does It Enable Addicts?
For frustrated police, it’s a quick fix but no solution.