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August 24, 2018
What’s Really Happening With the National Prison Strike?
Action is limited so far, but organizers are cheering the media attention.
January 18, 2018
My First Job Out of Prison Was Back in Prison
“It felt like all eyes were on me.”
David Van Horn
as told to
October 23, 2017
The California Inmates Fighting The Wine Country Wildfires
Photographer Brian L. Frank captures the lives of men on the fire lines and at home in prison conservation camps.
September 7, 2017
Sentenced to Life in Prison — And a Job Making Furniture
Employee perks: None, really, unless you count the nail gun fights.
July 20, 2017
The Accident That Changed My Life in Prison
An inmate remembers his bond with a prison employee who was more than just “one of them.”
Derek R. Trumbo, Sr.
September 27, 2016
A Primer on the Nationwide Prisoners’ Strike
Prisoners can be forced to work without pay — the Constitution says so.
December 10, 2015
The Marshall Project’s Holiday Gift Guide
From prison pups to personal trainers with rap sheets.
July 14, 2015
United States Prison vs. South African Prison
The penal colony where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated was “a paradise by comparison.”