The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
The Next to Die
We Are Witnesses
Politics and Reform
News & Awards
November 13, 2018
The Inspiring Life and Career of Devah Pager
An appreciation of the Harvard sociologist who meticulously documented racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
August 20, 2018
Jim Crow’s Lasting Legacy At The Ballot Box
Denying voting rights to people with felony convictions has roots in racist laws.
Jennifer Rae Taylor
August 9, 2018
The Real BlacKkKlansman - And Other KKK Infiltrators
Spike Lee’s Hero is Not the First Black Person to Breach the Klan — Or the Most Effective.
June 7, 2018
He Pocketed His Victims' Organs. Was His Death Penalty Trial Fair?
As Andre Thomas faces execution for three gory murders, a court questions jury bias and his competency.
May 3, 2018
The Legacy of a Lynching
A memorial, a pilgrimage, a reconciliation.
April 30, 2018
Rewriting the Story of Civil Rights
A Marshall Project journey to Montgomery, Alabama.
February 13, 2018
About the ‘Anglo-American Heritage of Law Enforcement’
Jeff Sessions is right about the ‘heritage' of U.S. sheriffs, in more ways than one.
Case in Point
September 25, 2017
A Vestige of Bigotry
The Supreme Court and non-unanimous juries.
August 24, 2017
“Prison is a Real-Life Example of the World White Supremacists Want”
Charlottesville: Views from the cellblock.
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January 3, 2017
Getting Away With Murder
Researching lynching cold cases, law students restore history.