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Why So Many Police Are Handling the Protests Wrong
Disproportionate use of force can turn a peaceful protest violent, research shows.
Before George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Failed to Adopt Reforms, Remove Bad Officers
The department allows officers to use choke holds barred in other cities.
A Growing Number of State Courts Are Confronting Unconscious Racism In Jury Selection
“A judge who deals with prosecutors every day is not going to say, ‘You intentionally discriminated on the basis of race, and you lied about it with pretextual reasons.’”
New York Rolled Back Bail Reform. What Will The Rest Of The Country Do?
Bail reform advocates are adapting in light of COVID-19 releases and the lessons from New York’s no-bail flop.
No Glitter, No Glue, No Meth?
Can Texas prisons really stop contraband by banning greeting cards?
Karl Taylor Died in a New York Prison. Now the State Has Agreed to Pay Millions.
Officials have also pledged to install video cameras and microphones throughout the Catskills facility where the death occurred.
The Beto Effect: Transforming Houston's Criminal Justice System
New judges change courtroom culture as well as bail rules.
Newsrooms Rethink a Crime Reporting Staple: The Mugshot
Confronted with the photos’ lasting impact, some news websites no longer use them as click-bait.
Marshall Project Sues for Memphis Crime Commission Documents
Secretive agency channels money from companies to cops.
Colin Absolam, an Immigrant Facing Deportation, Pardoned by Gov. Cuomo
His lawyer said he remained in custody in an ICE detention facility.
Marshall Project Staff