The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
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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.
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.
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.
January 28, 2015
Another Kind of Isolation
The Bureau of Prisons tightens the rules at its secretive “Communication Management Units.”