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Stories from the high-incarceration states of the South.
Coronavirus May 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.
Death Sentences April 15
A growing number of conservative lawmakers want to overhaul capital punishment, or end it.
News and Awards April 13
Honored for our investigations into violence and dysfunction in the Mississippi prison system.
News April 1
Citing the protections of the First Amendment, prosecutors often use other charges as a workaround to go after members of hate groups.
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.