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Oklahoma Is Prosecuting Pregnant Women for Using Medical Marijuana
Two district attorneys have targeted mothers with child neglect felonies.
They Lost Their Pregnancies. Then Prosecutors Sent Them to Prison
Dozens of women who used drugs while pregnant have faced criminal charges. Experts expect even more cases now that Roe has been overturned.
She Lost Her Baby, Then Her Freedom
In its war on drugs, Alabama targets moms.
We Spent a Year Following a Troubled Police Force. Listen to the Entire Podcast Series
“Changing the Police,” a podcast from The Marshall Project and NPR’s Embedded, examines what one community wants from its cops.
“No Place for A Child”
In cells built for adults, one-third are child migrants. Border authorities have resisted improving conditions for minors in crowded, freezing facilities.
Rethinking Prison Tourism
Many former prison sites draw on the spooky and salacious to entertain visitors. But some are having second thoughts.
A Tupperware of Heroin, Or How I Ended Up in Prison
In an excerpt from her new memoir, ‘Corrections in Ink,’ Keri Blakinger puts us at the scene of her drug arrest — and her path to becoming The Marshall Project’s first formerly incarcerated staff writer.
How the Newest Federal Prison Became One of the Deadliest
Fatal beatings. A “torture room.” Pairs of men held around the clock in tiny cells, tempers rising. “They’re literally afraid for their lives,” one lawyer said.
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Burned to Death in a Prison Cell
After years of warnings about broken fire alarms, two men have now died in blazes at Texas prisons.
Crime Stoppers of Houston Has a Tip: Vote Out These Judges
The historically nonpartisan nonprofit took millions of dollars from the Republican governor. Now it’s targeting Democratic judges.
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