The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
The Language Project
Politics and Reform
News & Awards
May 21, 2020
Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort Got to Leave Federal Prison Due to COVID-19. They’re The Exception.
Just a small fraction of federal prisoners have been sent home. Many others lack legal help and connections to make their case.
May 15, 2020
Photos Show No Social Distancing In Federal Halfway House
A new lawsuit says crowded meals and dorms increase coronavirus risk.
April 11, 2019
Money Changed Everything for Me in Prison
“I am not evidence that the system ‘works.’ I am an outlier, dripping in luck.”
October 25, 2018
How Jeff Sessions Is Undermining Trump’s Prison Reform Agenda
The president wants to send more prisoners to halfway houses. The Justice Department is doing exactly the opposite.
January 19, 2016
Massachusetts Mobilizes to Treat Addicted Moms
Jail time increasingly gives way to residential programs.
Meredith Derby Berg
April 11, 2015
A Record of Trouble
California looks to halfway houses, finds a company cited for violence and escapes.
February 9, 2015
Halfway to Nowhere
Out of prison, not yet home.