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April 22, 2023
How the Death Penalty Is Returning to Presidential Politics
Trump and DeSantis want to make it easier to execute people, and Biden could face a rush of clemency requests from federal death row.
December 10, 2020
Notes From a Wild Election Week Behind Bars
“From time to time you hear someone shout something like, ‘Trump cannot be stopped!’ or, ‘Let’s get this White Nazi out of power!’ There is no gray area.”
November 8, 2020
What Biden’s Win Means for the Future of Criminal Justice
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
The Marshall Project Staff
September 23, 2020
Trump’s Crime and Carnage Ad Blitz Is Going Unanswered on Facebook
The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent.
Jeremy B. Merrill
September 10, 2019
Can Kamala Harris Adapt The Government’s Airplane-Safety Model to Stem Police Shootings?
The transportation safety board works with federally-regulated air travel. A policing board would deal with thousands of local police departments.
Crime on the Ballot
November 9, 2016
Law and Order Trumps Reform
There’s a new sheriff in town.
November 3, 2016
In Attica, Guards Like Trump and Prisoners Like Clinton
“Yo… this dude Trump is outta line!”
John J. Lennon
October 17, 2016
Could Donald Trump Have Gone to Jail for Groping a Woman?
How various states punish the act.
July 31, 2016
The Overlooked Promise in Hillary Clinton’s Speech
A call for criminal justice reform.
Ames C. Grawert
July 27, 2016
Trump on the Limits of Trump
“We have far too much imperialism in the chief executive.”