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Recent stories from The Marshall Project.
Lance Lowry, who recently retired after 20 years as a corrections officer, outside the Huntsville Unit in Texas.
News November 1
Fewer guards lead to more lockdowns, rising tensions and scant access to healthcare.
Police officers in Denver, Colo., in March 2021. From 2019 to 2020, the number of people working at local police departments and sheriffs’ offices decreased by less than 1%, according to monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
News September 1
While other industries were devastated by the pandemic last year, police departments felt a much smaller impact.
News August 10
Three years after the First Step Act required the Bureau of Prisons to treat more people with medications for opioid addiction, only a tiny fraction are receiving them.
News July 15
Behind bars, drug use is rampant and uniquely deadly, new data shows.
Jason Rochester talks to his wife and son over Facetime. Lynsey Weatherspoon for The Marshall Project
News June 29
The Biden administration will review thousands of deportations, permitting some immigrants back into the U.S.
News June 23
In a handful of key states, no more than 1 in 4 formerly incarcerated people registered in time for the 2020 election, a Marshall Project analysis found.
Sean McQuiddy contracted COVID-19 while at a federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas.
News June 11
As the pandemic worsened inside federal prisons, officials granted fewer releases.
In Palm Beach County, Florida, the number of people in county jails, including the main detention center pictured here, dropped by nearly 250 during the pandemic.
News June 7
Judges, prosecutors and sheriffs in many states sent people home instead of to jail last year, but new data suggests the change is not lasting.
News May 26
In fiscal year 2020, border encounters dropped by half while rescue rates doubled. Experts and humanitarian groups point to a Trump-era policy that continues today.
News May 17
Our reporting shows that in at least 49 states, plus Washington, D.C., foster care officials obtain federal benefits intended for children in their care.