The Marshall Project
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November 8, 2018
My Dog Didn't Forget Me When I Went to Prison
Charlotte was there for the worst moments of my life. And she was there as I picked up the pieces.
June 14, 2018
My Road to Acceptance as a Trans Man Began in Prison
“I won’t be swept under the rug anymore. This is me.”
as told to
April 26, 2018
How I’m Preparing for Parole After 27 Years in Prison
“With my new lease on life, I still remember the one I took.”
March 14, 2018
The Recidivism Trap
Counting failure is no way to encourage success.
Jeffrey A. Butts
January 24, 2018
How Post-Prison Reentry Programs Fail Queer Women
Having a man counts as a plan in some reentry programs.
January 16, 2018
When Your Prison Becomes Your Paycheck
Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars.
November 30, 2017
Two Wrongful Convictions. One Happy Marriage.
“It felt like the universe put us together.”
October 26, 2017
After 20 Years, Still Haunted by a Drug Conviction
“The criminal justice system has become an ever-present shadow looming over my life.”
September 17, 2017
Shawna: A Life on the Sex Offender Registry
A young mother struggles with life on the sex offender registry.
September 10, 2017
A Decades-Old Conviction Cost Me My Post-Retirement Job
A mistake from a Dallas grandmother’s past reared its ugly head when she least expected it.