The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
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In Court, Where Are Siri and Alexa?
When it comes to setting the record straight, court reporting technology is still not up to speed.
Joseph Darius Jaafari
July 17, 2018
A View of Tomorrow
With virtual reality, juvenile lifers practice for a world they may experience.
May 24, 2018
Your Home is Your...Snitch?
When your appliances work as police informants.
Case in Point
January 15, 2018
How Social Media Giants Side With Prosecutors in Criminal Cases
Why can’t the defense have access, too?
October 25, 2017
Debating Risk-Assessment Tools
Experts weigh in on whether algorithms have a place in our criminal justice system.
Hannah Jane Sassaman
October 22, 2017
In Defense of Risk-Assessment Tools
Algorithms can help the criminal justice system, but only alongside thoughtful humans.
September 19, 2017
Why Many Deaf Prisoners Can’t Call Home
Faulty and outdated technology is pervasive, and upgrades are slow in coming.
June 22, 2017
Does It Have Buttons? Is it Touchscreen?
Or, how I learned to use a computer in prison.
April 13, 2017
After 20 Years in Prison, All I Can Write Is Fantasy
An inmate, his typewriter and dreams of the Internet.
March 27, 2017
Happiness is a Warm Phaser
The search for the truly nonlethal weapon.