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How Federal Prisons Are Getting Worse
Black Drivers Still Paying ‘Bratenahl Tax’ in Affluent Cleveland Suburb
Knock, Knock! Who’s There? The Police.
This Mississippi Court Appoints Lawyers for Just 1 in 5 Defendants Before Indictment
Mississippi is known as one of the worst states for public defense. In one lower court, most defendants went without any lawyer before indictment.
What Crime Data Says About the Effects of Texas Busing Migrants
The influx has sparked fears of rising crime in some cities. The Marshall Project looked at policing data to see if the anxiety reflects reality.
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I Never Thought I Could Fall In Love With a Woman. Then Came Prison.
We call straight women who couple up with fellow prisoners “gay for the stay.” That slang masks the complexity — and often beauty — of these bonds.
Spit Hoods Can Be Deadly. Police Keep Using Them Anyway.
Police cite studies saying the mesh bags are safe. But experts say the studies are flawed — and deaths in custody raise troubling questions.
5 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into Police Use of Spit Hoods
Reporting by The Marshall Project and WTSP in Tampa examined how police continue using the hoods, even as deaths raise troubling questions.
Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Oklahoma Is Charging Women for Using It While Pregnant
Courts are set to decide if using the drug during pregnancy is a crime, even as a growing number of women in the state face prosecution.
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Texas’ new illegal immigration law, SB 4, blocked by judge
Jack Teixeira Expected to Plead Guilty in Leak of Trove of Secrets
Ex-sheriff's deputy who attacked police during Capitol riot is sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison
Feds Find Unconstitutional Conditions in 3 More Mississippi Prisons
The Marshall Project unionizes criminal justice-focused newsroom
N.Y.P.D. Misconduct Settlements Cost $500 Million Over 6 Years
Thomas Eugene Creech: What to know about Idaho's botched execution of serial killer
Florida knew prison well could be contaminated but let women keep drinking
Georgia prisons are full and understaffed. Families of the incarcerated want that message heard
Denver closing shelters, scaling back migrant services to save $60M
Breaking: Supreme Court, on Divided Vote, Refuses to Vacate Stay in Florida Felon Reenfranchisement Case, Meaning Potentially Hundreds of Thousands of Former Felons Reenfranchised by Florida Voters Won’t Get to Vote in November
Illegal Immigrants Have a Low Homicide Conviction Rate: Setting the Record Straight on Illegal Immigrant Crime
Biden Should Tell The Public What The Government Knows About Trump's Collusion
Amy Coney Barrett will decide how deadly American weapons can be.
Florida’s New Driver’s License Rule Is Blatant Trans Voter Suppression
How the Supreme Court Created One Nation Under the Gun
Why were Muslim prisoners in the US pepper-sprayed while praying?
Ferguson, Missouri, agrees to pay $4.5 million to settle 'debtors' prison' lawsuit
Police pullback linked to increases in crime
Hippie Topanga mom turned sleuth to aid convicted killer. Could she help set him free?
If You Can’t Afford an Attorney, One Will Be Appointed. And You May Get a Huge Bill
In Iowa, people too poor to pay for a lawyer are on the hook for big fees they can’t afford.
The AI Lawyer is Here
How Artificial Intelligence is making its way into the legal system.
My Biggest Daily Challenge in Prison Isn’t Violence. It’s the Monotony.
Boredom may seem like a small price to pay for committing a crime. But life on the inside isn’t so much a physical battle as it is a mental one.
Bill Would Change How New York Disciplines Abusive Prison Guards
A 2023 investigation by The Marshall Project exposed how the prison department failed to fire officers it accused of abuse.