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Recent stories from The Marshall Project.
Q&A October 2
A new book explores the slow demise of the ultimate punishment.
Q&A June 12
The inmate-produced show will tell intimate stories of daily life behind bars.
Q&A February 16
An advocate (and survivor) makes the case for another approach.
Q&A February 14
“He felt strongly that this was a gift, and the gift had to be earned.”
Q&A February 1
“A painting may inspire, but it’s people who make change.”
Q&A January 29
The NYPD’s public opinion guru thinks so.
Q&A January 22
Talking to Chris Hansen as he revives his trademark stings.
Q&A January 2
“There are thousands of innocent people in prison serving long sentences for crimes committed by others.”
Q&A August 16, 2016
“It’s lunacy in an urban environment.”
Q&A August 10, 2016
“All judges are human beings under that robe.”
Q&A June 7, 2016
Who knew cell phones had a smell?
Q&A June 1, 2016
A new documentary spotlights a program that reclaims lives through writing.
Q&A May 25, 2016
Five shootings, a text scandal, a hunger strike, and now a new boss.
Q&A May 11, 2016
Rick Stevens on his three decades locked up and his return to performing.
Q&A May 5, 2016
‘Don’t take the easy way out, don’t take shortcuts.’
Q&A March 2, 2016
‘Rodney King is in the lineage of Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, Trayvon Martin — that lineage of violation.’
Q&A February 23, 2016
The Oscar-nominated short ‘Last Day of Freedom’ traces the troubled life of a black veteran.
Q&A February 21, 2016
After 42 years in solitary, Albert Woodfox walks free.
Q&A February 17, 2016
‘There was nothing I could do with him being in there.’
Q&A January 20, 2016
Not hardly. But he’s for rolling back the war on drugs, ending mass incarceration, and letting former convicts vote.
Q&A January 6, 2016
“There are two things cops don’t like – the way things are, and change.”
Q&A November 25, 2015
Revisiting a 30-year concept that is used to justify deadly force.
Q&A November 23, 2015
A new documentary criticizes TASER International and the studies behind their safety claims.
Q&A November 16, 2015
The man who helped topple it (briefly) in 1972 gauges the likelihood of success.
Q&A September 18, 2015
A former prostitute makes the case for busting johns.
Q&A September 2, 2015
After Virginia shootings, Tom Mauser reaffirms advocacy “for the long run.”
Q&A September 1, 2015
A history professor examines an American phenomenon.
Q&A August 20, 2015
For $2 a day, “It’s a hairy adventure, let me tell you.”
Q&A July 23, 2015
Rule Number 1: Comply now, contest later.
Q&A June 24, 2015
“I don’t believe slavery ended in 1865, I believe it just evolved.”
Q&A June 19, 2015
A prosecutor looks back on the Birmingham church bombing.
Q&A June 16, 2015
"You win some, you lose some."
Q&A June 15, 2015
An expert casts an eye on the New York manhunt.
Q&A June 11, 2015
A conversation with Atlanta’s Chief of Police, George Turner.
Q&A May 26, 2015
Malcolm Bell, former special state prosecutor and whistleblower, on getting away with murder.
Q&A May 19, 2015
“If these biker gangs were non-white, we’d have a national freakout.”
Q&A May 7, 2015
A conversation with Sandie Alger, former inmate and recovering heroin addict.
Q&A April 29, 2015
Freddie Gray, the drug war, and the decline of “real policing.”
Q&A April 9, 2015
‘They tell you justice is blind. I am telling you that justice can see.'
Q&A April 7, 2015
On the eve of deliberations over the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a juror in the Timothy McVeigh trial looks back.
Q&A April 2, 2015
“Every year, more than 5,000 murderers walk free.”
Q&A March 23, 2015
What a journalist’s seven-year walk around the world reveals about global policing.
Q&A March 11, 2015
A trauma surgeon on the moment the accused Boston Marathon bomber became his patient.
Q&A March 9, 2015
A conversation with a prominent thinker on the evolving law — and business — of pot.
Q&A January 12, 2015
Inmate-turned-journalist Paul Wright on what he’s learned in his 25 years covering the prison system.
Q&A December 1, 2014
A couple of Harvard guys aim to find out.
Q&A November 17, 2014
An interview with the outgoing attorney general.