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While we have to be aware that any word we choose has influence, no amount of Googling will reveal the magic word that brings justice into American prisons.
I didn’t always detest this term. But hearing officers use it as an insult reminded me to call incarcerated people — including myself — by our names.
Inside Story March 11
The first edition of The Marshall Project’s new video series, designed for audiences inside and outside of prison, examines a toxic media myth that damaged a generation of Black youth.
News September 2, 2020
“When people are in need, they don’t give a shit where you’re from or what your history is.”
Feature June 23, 2020
A group of 2020 hopefuls say their first-hand experience with the justice system makes them best suited to fix it.
Coronavirus April 7, 2020
“If there’s one thing people who spent a long time in prison have acquired, it’s the ability to adapt.”
Coronavirus April 7, 2020
Struggling with “that caged animal feeling” during the coronavirus pandemic.