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Stories from the high-incarceration states of the South.
Feature September 19
Will demands for law enforcement accountability reach popular tough-on-crime sheriffs? A Florida race offers a test.
Coronavirus September 17
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 August 11
In Texas, prisoners are opening their cells to chat—and to riot.
Feature August 4
Tribal courts and federal prosecutors face a flood of new cases after the Supreme Court ruling.
News July 29
Many prisons, especially in the South, are named after racist officials and former plantations.
Feature July 29
But you probably wouldn’t know it, because sheriffs rule them with little accountability. After one man's death in a notorious lockup, residents of a Missouri town fought back.
Feature July 21
A Florida family opted for restorative justice over the death penalty for the man who murdered their mom. What happened next made them question the very meaning of justice.
Coronavirus July 16
But not because of COVID-19 releases.
News July 13
Mental-health problems, short staffing plague a Texas lockup in COVID lockdown.
Feature July 10
Officials’ missteps at Butner made it the deadliest federal lockup.