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The Never-Ending Drug Hustle Behind Bars
“While I went to high school with casual weed smokers and worked at various jobs with weekend coke snorters, I was entirely unprepared for what I’ve seen in state prison.”
March 22, 2017
Eight young men and the murder story that sent them away for life
February 12, 2016
Justice Reform, RIP?
The vaunted bipartisan drive to enact federal criminal justice reform is not quite dead. But its pulse is faint.
January 5, 2016
Why Do Obama’s Gun Initiatives Sound Kind of Familiar?
Perhaps because he’s been here before.
October 22, 2015
Obama Defends Black Lives Matter Movement in Talk With The Marshall Project
Editor-in-Chief Bill Keller moderates a White House talk with law enforcement leaders.
May 12, 2015
A New Conservative Approach to Justice: Serve the Poor
With jails filling up, right to counsel gains favor.
April 30, 2015
‘No Human Is Wise Enough to Decide Who Should Die’
The life and death of Robert Utter, former state Supreme Court justice and death penalty opponent.
February 20, 2015
Where Right Meets Left
The odd-couple alliance on justice reform is not as odd as it seems.
January 16, 2015
Hands Off My Yacht
Left and right unite against forfeiture laws. But can they convince the Department of Justice? Update: Yes.