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Tyre Nichols’ Death: How Black Officers Alone Can’t Stop Brutal Policing
Giving Incarcerated People What They Want — Better News Access
How Police Unions Try to Tilt the Scales on Oversight Boards
It’s Not Just a Police Problem, Americans Are Opting Out of Government Jobs
Data shows declines in public-sector employment, even as the private job market has rebounded.
‘Pig Slop’ No More? Texas Prisons Detail Plan To Improve Food
The move follows our investigation revealing meals of raw potatoes, moldy bread.
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How an Illicit Cell Phone Helped Me Take College Courses from Prison
“I didn’t want to give any type of indication that I am in prison, because I didn’t want to be kicked out.”
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The Many Ingenious Ways People in Prison Use (Forbidden) Cell Phones
Despite the security concerns of administrators, incarcerated people use phones to hustle, make TikToks or publicize prison conditions.
Virginia School Shooting Tests How Young Is Too Young to be Prosecuted
Nearly half of U.S. states have no minimum age for prosecution, unlike most nations.
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The Marshall Project: Diversity and Inclusion, 2022
A year of growth gives way to big opportunities.
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5 fired Memphis officers charged with second-degree murder of Tyre Nichols
Top FBI agent linked to oligarch pleads not guilty to new set of charges
It Came From the Basement – Mother Jones
NYC bike path killer convicted, could face the death penalty
Louisiana ‘Deliberately Indifferent’ to Keeping Inmates Past Release Date, Justice Dept. Says
Motive in Monterey Park mass shooting continues to elude investigators
Solomon Pena, failed New Mexico candidate, denied bond in shooting case
Violent prison in West Virginia plagued by officer shortages, overtime
No-knocking in North Carolina
Another Bogus 'Sex Trafficking Sting' Led by Homeland Security Agents
IRE announces winners of 2022 Philip Meyer Journalism Award
DOJ disrupts major ransomware group
Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: Year-End 2022 Update
Charges dismissed against Colorado school principal in teen sexting case
Asylum seekers in Tijuana are scrambling through mobile app error messages for few appointments into the U.S.
Men imprisoned for murder challenge police use of Google data to find them
In an Effort to Diversify, Cleveland Police Look to HBCUs
Amid scrutiny over Cleveland police hiring practices, the department has been scouting Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help fix its image. Not everyone is on board.
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After Deadly Prison Fires, Will the Texas Legislature Fund Safety Fixes?
Our investigations spotlighted rampant violations, like thousands of broken fire alarms and smoke detectors.
How Two States Differ on the Injustice of Non-Unanimous Juries
Oregon and Louisiana eliminated the practice, which had white supremacist roots. But they differ on whether to retroactively overturn those convictions.
December 27, 2022
Cleveland Courts’ Revolving Door in One Chart
A portrait of Cuyahoga County’s repeat defendants.