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Stories from the high-incarceration states of the South.
Coronavirus August 6
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 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.
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.