The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
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November 4, 2020
The Truth About Trials
“We put together the most cumbersome and expensive trial system that the world has ever seen, and then we decided we can’t do it for all but a tiny, tiny portion of people.”
July 2, 2019
The New Price of a Plea Bargain in California
Lawmakers cut criminal sentences; some DAs push back using plea deals.
April 1, 2019
“Blindfold” Off: New York Overhauls Pretrial Evidence Rules
Prosecutors will be required to turn over information to the defense much earlier in a criminal case, among other changes.
June 21, 2018
I Survived a Violent Crime, Then the Justice System Let Me Down
"I was made to feel like a second-class victim."
, as told to
May 21, 2018
Corey Williams About to Walk Free in Louisiana
A sudden plea deal ends a decades-long fight in a capital murder case.
Case in Point
December 4, 2017
A judge balks at a corporate plea deal he can’t see
October 23, 2017
When Race Tips the Scales in Plea Bargaining
New research finds that prosecutors give white defendants better deals than black defendants.
Jenn Rolnick Borchetta