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Stories from the high-incarceration states of the South.
Coronavirus July 2
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.
Feature July 1
When COVID-19 threatened the jail in Tyler, Texas, an activist pressured her sheriff to make change.
News June 19
The Houston shooting has sparked more questions about use of force and what many experts call the failed promise of police body cameras.
Coronavirus June 18
The Bureau of Prisons was unprepared and slow to respond. Then officials took steps that helped spread the virus.
News June 11
The North Carolina state Supreme Court has upheld the controversial Racial Justice Act, which opponents repealed in 2013
News June 4
The things that make mass arrests especially awful are now health risks.
Coronavirus May 30
As if coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, plumbing problems are making life in some Texas prisons even more miserable.
Life Inside May 21
My mom was by my side the first time I went away. The second time was just too much.
Commentary May 21
How the white vigilante killing of the unarmed, black jogger in Brunswick, Georgia, is both an echo of past violence and a modern call to action.
Coronavirus May 14
Fatal victims illuminate women’s unique problems in prison, and the all-too-common ways they get there in the first place.