Search About Donate
Stories from the high-incarceration states of the South.
Analysis January 9
A tip led us to a little-known program that affected hundreds of poor workers.
Feature January 9
How the state’s “restitution program” forces poor people to work off small debts.
News January 8
Understaffing, powerful gangs and constant lockdowns brew tensions that exploded last week.
News December 19, 2019
Prison officials tout video visitation’s convenience. Families say they’re paying high rates for second-rate service
Case in Point December 11, 2019
Louisiana automatically rejected appeals from prisoners who represented themselves. One prisoner hoped the Supreme Court would consider his conviction in the light of that scandal.
News November 13, 2019
Rodney Reed faces execution in Texas despite mounting evidence of innocence and bipartisan support.
Justice Lab November 11
Victim’s family pushes for a high-tech crackdown—but it may not work.
News November 4
The state slashed sentences for more than 500 people convicted in low-level drug and theft cases.
Feature October 31
Cities say the feds won’t follow their rules about using force, body cams.
News October 21
A new documentary from The Marshall Project and Frontline (PBS) offers a rare look at the lives of expectant mothers inside a notorious women’s prison.