The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice
A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system
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Breaking down the rituals and routines of the criminal justice system.
Decoding the Border Law Democrats are Debating
A proposal by Julián Castro would make unauthorized border crossing a civil offense, not a crime.
Andrew R. Calderon
contributed additional reporting
September 25, 2016
What Trump and Others Get Wrong About ‘Sanctuary Cities’
Ahead of the presidential debate, setting the record straight on a hot-button immigration issue.
September 24, 2015
Charged With Murder Without Killing Anyone
The paradox of “felony murder” laws.
August 28, 2015
Weekends in Jail for Rape?
Why people get sentenced to “weekend jail.”
Corey G. Johnson
August 13, 2015
‘For $12 of Commissary, He Got 10 Years Off His Sentence.’
What it takes to be a jailhouse lawyer.
June 25, 2015
What Will You Look Like 20 Years From Now?
For forensic artists, a sketch is more than just gray hair and wrinkles.
March 31, 2015
Why judges sometimes opt for sandwich boards, chicken suits, and other embarrassing punishments.
March 26, 2015
How some inmates hack, rewire, and retool their radios to create walkie-talkies.
February 12, 2015
How prison pen pal services became the new OkCupid.
February 11, 2015
Why they’re disappearing, which states still use them, and what really happens during those overnight visits.