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September 26, 2016
Who is ICE Deporting?
Obama’s promise to focus on “felons not families” has fallen short
August 10, 2016
The Obama Criminal Justice Reforms That Trump Could Undo
A close look at the “executive actions” that the sweep of a pen could end.
February 12, 2016
Justice Reform, RIP?
The vaunted bipartisan drive to enact federal criminal justice reform is not quite dead. But its pulse is faint.
October 22, 2015
Obama Defends Black Lives Matter Movement in Talk With The Marshall Project
Editor-in-Chief Bill Keller moderates a White House talk with law enforcement leaders.
September 3, 2015
Obama’s Final 500 Days
People from across the political spectrum suggest criminal justice reforms the president should enact during his remaining time in office.
July 30, 2015
Obama Is Reinstating Pell Grants for Prisoners
But will politics eventually trump cost and data?
July 23, 2015
Federal Prisons Could Release 1,000 Times More Drug Offenders Than Obama Did
New, retroactive sentencing guidelines begin to kick in.
July 15, 2015
‘Justice and Redemption Go Hand in Hand.’
A closer look at the president’s speech on criminal justice reform.
July 13, 2015
The President Goes to Prison
But Congress is the place to watch.