The Marshall Project
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A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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May 18, 2018
Maryland Leads as Prison Populations Continue to Decline
Sentencing reforms still curbing mass incarceration, but some eye reversals.
April 30, 2018
Rewriting the Story of Civil Rights
A Marshall Project journey to Montgomery, Alabama.
January 17, 2018
Trump Justice, Year One: The Demolition Derby
Here are nine ways the law-and-order president has smashed Obama’s legacy.
December 15, 2017
A Mass Incarceration Mystery
Why are black imprisonment rates going down? Four theories.
February 9, 2017
Everything You Think You Know About Mass Incarceration Is Wrong
Or at least misleading, says this contrarian scholar. Here’s why it matters.
October 28, 2016
Better by Half
How New York City Cut Crime and Incarceration at the Same Time
Judith A Greene
July 31, 2016
The Overlooked Promise in Hillary Clinton’s Speech
A call for criminal justice reform.
Ames C. Grawert
July 6, 2016
Don’t overlook local jails.
December 15, 2015
Who is Putting the Most People in Jail? Not New York, Chicago, or LA.
A new tool drills down on hidden incarceration rates.
November 18, 2015
Our Prisons in Black and White
The race gap for adults is shrinking. Why is it widening for juveniles?