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Stories from the high-incarceration states of the South.
Coronavirus April 8
The Marshall Project is collecting data on COVID-19 infections in state and federal prisons. See how the virus has affected correctional facilities where you live.
News March 29
Guards smuggle in most contraband, people who live in or work at prisons say.
News and Awards March 2
Honored with a gold medal for “Welcome to The Zo.”
Feature February 26
A court battle over an obscure Tennessee statute freed these men from prison. Years later, they were told they must return.
News February 19
The deep freeze has been terrible for many Texans, but prisoners have little way to get warm.
News and Awards February 12
Our investigation exposed Mississippi’s modern-day debtors prisons.
Feature February 12
In Baton Rouge, police dogs bit a teenager 17 or younger every three weeks, on average.
Life Inside February 11
“At the heart of our mental chess game lies a profound lesson: The difference between being content or distraught is a matter of perspective.”
News January 19
People getting out of prison are bringing the virus outside because lockups aren’t taking basic precautions. Overtaxed halfway houses and other reentry programs are left to pick up the slack.
News January 19
But will high-tech programs replace “the human touch” when the virus ebbs?