The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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February 10, 2021
What 120 Executions Tell Us About Criminal Justice in America
The Marshall Project tracked every execution in America for more than five years. For condemned people, the path to death grew longer, more winding and erratic.
December 16, 2020
The Rise and Fall of a Celebrity Police Dog
Obi had thousands of Instagram followers for being "cute and derpy." His work on the streets of Indianapolis was another matter.
October 11, 2020
The City Where Someone Was Bitten by a Police Dog Every 5 Days
Why K-9s in Indianapolis have mauled so many people—and why that may change.
October 11, 2020
5 Takeaways From Our Investigation of Indianapolis Police Dogs
It has the highest rate of bites per population among the largest cities in the U.S.
January 27, 2020
What’s in a Name?
New lawsuits by transgender people challenge bans on name changes for those convicted of crimes.
November 1, 2018
The Gun King
A middle-class college student from the Chicago suburbs used Facebook to sell firearms to gangsters. But was he a kingpin or a scapegoat?
John H. Richardson
Case in Point
March 6, 2017
Death by Mismanagement?
A case that tests corporate liability for chaos.
July 25, 2016
Trump Denounces Chicago on Gun Violence, But Is He Leaving Something Out?
A lot of those guns come from neighboring Indiana, the state his running mate leads.
September 24, 2015
Charged With Murder Without Killing Anyone
The paradox of “felony murder” laws.
August 7, 2015
No Pets for Pariahs
Postscript on the travails of a teenage sex offender.