The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
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July 15, 2021
Inside The Nation’s Overdose Crisis in Prisons and Jails
Behind bars, drug use is rampant and uniquely deadly, new data shows.
November 11, 2020
Will Drug Legalization Leave Black People Behind?
Even in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Black people are still more likely to be arrested for it than White people. These organizers are working to change that.
Wilbert L. Cooper
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.
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.
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June 6, 2016
Why Prince’s Death Shouldn’t Lead to Bad Drug Policy
Lessons learned from the crack epidemic.