The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
The Next to Die
We Are Witnesses
Politics and Reform
News & Awards
Mourning a Stranger’s Suicide in Prison
“Together we prayed and talked about who this girl might have been—and who she might have become.”
Case in Point
Mentally Ill and Languishing in Jail
A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed.
I Developed Agoraphobia in Prison
After spending 22 years in solitary confinement, anything larger than my cell threw me into panic.
Frank De Palma
as told to
The Case Against Cannabis
A journalist’s pursuit of the truth about marijuana, mental illness and violence.
error in byline
December 6, 2018
Should I Have Let My Friend on Death Row Kill Himself?
“We don’t live on death row; we wait to die.”
November 29, 2018
The Big Chill
I had never been locked up before. No one told me that prison would be so cold.
November 21, 2018
Treatment Denied: The Mental Health Crisis in Federal Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons set higher standards for psychiatric care. But instead of helping more inmates, the agency dropped thousands from its caseload, data shows.
Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge
September 3, 2018
A Turbulent Mind
Andrew Goldstein's crime set in motion a dramatic shift in how we care for the violent mentally ill. Including for himself—when he's released this month.
John J. Lennon
August 16, 2018
What It’s Like to be a Cutter in Prison
"This isn’t a place that provides treatment, help, or even empathy to those who suffer from stress, depression, and mental illness."
August 9, 2018
How I Befriended a Prisoner on Suicide Watch
I looked into her eyes and told her, “Promise me you won’t hurt yourself again.”
as told to
Mustafa Z. Mirza