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Why Showering in Prison Is Hell
“Step by step, I shuffle forward amid the mass of bodies, waiting to get inside.”
September 4, 2018
Dallas County’s Secret Bail Machine
A lawsuit is challenging private hearings that take just seconds.
Mustafa Z. Mirza
June 7, 2018
He Pocketed His Victims' Organs. Was His Death Penalty Trial Fair?
As Andre Thomas faces execution for three gory murders, a court questions jury bias and his competency.
May 1, 2018
Trump’s Quiet War on Migrant Kids
How the administration is turning child protection into law enforcement
January 25, 2018
The Misery of “Medical Chain”
When a trip to the hospital means spending hours on a cramped bus handcuffed to another prisoner.
January 19, 2018
Bridge to Nowhere
Photographer Kirsten Luce captures the challenges facing migrants who arrive at a U.S. border crossing in Laredo, Texas.
October 11, 2017
“Cooking Them to Death”: The Lethal Toll of Hot Prisons
As the climate changes, inmates without air-conditioning have no escape from extreme heat.
WITH VIDEO BY THE MARSHALL PROJECT, THE WEATHER CHANNEL AND DIVIDED FILMS
September 7, 2017
Sentenced to Life in Prison — And a Job Making Furniture
Employee perks: None, really, unless you count the nail gun fights.
Case in Point
June 12, 2017
The Man Who Spent 35 Years in Prison Without a Trial
The Jerry Hartfield case is an extraordinary tale of justice delayed and denied.
May 11, 2017
Jury Clears the Prosecutor Who Sent Cameron Todd Willingham to Death Row
John Jackson did not commit misconduct in 1992 case, a jury finds.