The Marshall Project
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What Do Abolitionists Really Want?
For years they’ve pushed a radical vision of a world without prisons. Now, the mainstream is taking note.
June 18, 2018
Van Jones Answers His Critics
The CNN host defends his involvement with a controversial prison reform bill and the Trump White House.
May 22, 2018
Is The “First Step Act” Real Reform?
Congress and criminal justice, a scorecard
February 16, 2017
Is Prison the Answer to Violence?
An advocate (and survivor) makes the case for another approach.
December 8, 2016
The Lure of the Prison Fight
Craving the madness.
October 28, 2016
Better by Half
How New York City Cut Crime and Incarceration at the Same Time
Judith A Greene
Case in Point
September 22, 2016
Is a Life in Solitary “Cruel and Unusual?”
In Pennsylvania, the heart of solitary confinement reform, an intellectually disabled inmate says he’s been held in wretched isolation for 36 years.
September 13, 2016
When an Old Law Makes It Hard to Fix a Troubled Jail
A federal statute from the Carter era favors negotiation, but that can take a long time.
September 9, 2016
Revisiting the Ghosts of Attica
A wrenching new book recounts the bloodiest prison battle in our history.
August 25, 2016
Revisiting Attica Shows How New York State Failed to Fulfill Promises
A new book brings attention to the deadly 1971 prison uprising. Reporters for The New York Times and The Marshall Project describe what has changed since then, and what hasn’t.