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Commentary April 11
“I still believe that the congregation has some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Unfortunately, there were limits to that warmth that I could not abide.”
Life Inside February 22
A juror’s regret.
Life Inside February 15
"The only right you have, I told him, is to make it home alive."
Feature January 23
Meet Sheriff Michael Chitwood, a Yankee cop in good-ol’-boy territory.
Feature January 22
How “Cops” became the most polarizing reality TV show in America.
Justice Lab December 15, 2017
Why are black imprisonment rates going down? Four theories.
Commentary November 15, 2017
Sometimes there’s danger in speaking out against perceived police misconduct.
Commentary October 23, 2017
New research finds that prosecutors give white defendants better deals than black defendants.
Commentary October 11, 2017
The nation’s largest police organization does more harm to public safety than good.
Commentary August 30, 2017
Instead of offering real solutions to the epidemic, the president is race baiting.
Analysis August 14, 2017
The disparity remains no matter the circumstances and has persisted for decades.
Commentary July 19, 2017
A new poll says whites are as confident in the police as ever. How?
Life Inside June 29, 2017
After a violent encounter, an inmate makes a life change.
Feature May 15, 2017
For the lives ruined, for justice denied, sorry.
Commentary April 12, 2017
Before United, a legacy of excessive force in transportation
Analysis February 22, 2017
Was he sentenced to death “because he is black”?
Feature January 3, 2017
Researching lynching cold cases, law students restore history.
Crime on the Ballot October 16, 2016
The city’s unrest emerges as a wedge issue in the governor’s race.
News September 29, 2016
A new docu-series, ‘America Divided,’ explores inequality, issue by issue.
Life Inside August 11, 2016
“I was shocked at the ​casual racism emanating from the bench.​”
Life Inside July 21, 2016
“I’ve been called a persecutor and a sellout.”
Feature July 13, 2016
At a painful time, a roundup of proposed remedies
Commentary July 11, 2016
On paper, he looked like a career criminal. But look closer.
Feature June 26, 2016
Books about criminal justice, curated by The Marshall Project staff.
News June 21, 2016
An attempt to find out confronts a frayed patchwork of data across the country.
Commentary June 9, 2016
How Terrance Williams became the face of the death penalty debate in Pennsylvania.
Q&A May 25, 2016
Five shootings, a text scandal, a hunger strike, and now a new boss.
Analysis May 25, 2016
White-on-black murders rarely result in a death sentence. Roof might be an exception.
Analysis May 23, 2016
The Supreme Court considers what it takes to show that prosecutors, when they pick juries, are discriminating against minorities.
Feature May 4, 2016
David Clarke, the Trump-loving, pro-mass-incarceration Fox News favorite, is challenging criminal-justice reform—and stereotypes.
News May 2, 2016
Some suspect “implicit bias” is not just a problem for police, prosecutors, and judges.
Quiz April 10, 2016
Take our quiz on juror bias.
Commentary March 28, 2016
The South Carolina prosecutor is known as ‘Death Penalty Donnie.’
Quiz March 2, 2016
Twenty-five years ago, the first viral video captured police brutality and shook the nation.
Looking Back February 26, 2016
To commemorate the anniversary of his death, we rounded up some of the best reporting and commentaries on that night in Florida, George Zimmerman’s trial and what came next.
Commentary February 11, 2016
Why African-Americans don’t trust the courts, and why it matters.
Commentary February 8, 2016
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
Feature February 3, 2016
In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, St. Louis cops embrace crime-predicting software.
Justice Lab November 18, 2015
The race gap for adults is shrinking. Why is it widening for juveniles?
Justice Lab November 3, 2015
And why it can lead to criminal behavior.
Feature October 23, 2015
A one-on-one interview with the president.
Commentary October 7, 2015
Black leaders also embraced it.
Analysis August 12, 2015
Suddenly it’s not a crime problem, it’s a health problem.
Q&A July 23, 2015
Rule Number 1: Comply now, contest later.
Commentary July 21, 2015
“Go Set a Watchman” puts the “white savior” notion in its place.
Analysis July 15, 2015
A closer look at the president’s speech on criminal justice reform.
Q&A June 24, 2015
“I don’t believe slavery ended in 1865, I believe it just evolved.”
Q&A June 19, 2015
A prosecutor looks back on the Birmingham church bombing.
Life Inside June 2, 2015
In which the rookie learns what police really think.
Q&A May 19, 2015
“If these biker gangs were non-white, we’d have a national freakout.”
Q&A April 29, 2015
Freddie Gray, the drug war, and the decline of “real policing.”
News April 23, 2015
Baltimore’s chief on policing in black communities.
The Rules March 27, 2015
The problem of race and hair behind bars.
News March 19, 2015
#Blacklivesmatter wants to stay black.
News March 12, 2015
The nation diversifies. The bureau, not so much.
Commentary February 27, 2015
How a post-Civil War massacre impacted racial justice in America.
Commentary February 26, 2015
Thurgood Marshall’s unsentimental views on race and the death penalty.
News February 11, 2015
The jester takes a bow.
News February 4, 2015
And you thought it was only teenagers...
Justice Lab December 18, 2014
Another way justice is not colorblind
News December 16, 2014
A brief modern history of racially motivated murder.
News December 12, 2014
A new law promises to track civilians killed by police. Don’t hold your breath.
News December 12, 2014
When the threat of a white jury is an interrogation tool.
Asked and Answered December 12, 2014
An Ohio cop of 17 years on drug laws, body cameras, and the police’s race problem.
Commentary December 9, 2014
Feds announce new racial profiling rules — and local police yawn
Looking Back December 8, 2014
A black woman stood up to white police, and made history.
News December 4, 2014
Reckoning with the great justice divide.
News November 25, 2014
10 must-reads from coverage of the decision, and the protests.
Looking Back November 20, 2014
The case he didn’t expect to lose. And why it mattered that he did.
Q&A November 17, 2014
An interview with the outgoing attorney general.
News and Awards November 15, 2014
Thurgood Marshall was a towering figure in the civil rights movement and the first African American justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court.