The Marshall Project
I Got Out of Prison After 11 Years and Now They Want Me Back
Robert Woodall’s release from prison, where he did time for injuring someone with a gun in a drunken brawl, may get reversed in an actual nightmare.
I Had a Secret Vegetable Garden in Prison and It Was Awesome
We weren't actually allowed to garden, but that didn't stop us from doing it.
Insane True Stories of Drunk Juries
Getting wasted while deciding the fate of suspected criminals is an age-old tradition.
Travel Has Always Been Deadly for People of Color
The United incident was not fatal, but it harkened to a dark American tradition.
Fun in the Supermax
Trivial Pursuit, Ted Kaczynski, and candy bars.
Trump Wants Cops to Confiscate More Stuff
After joking about ruining a state senator's career, Trump encouraged cops and prosecutors to seize assets.
How Drug Court Saved Me and My Baby
In my case, the system actually worked.
My Best Friends in Prison are Frogs, Turtles, and Raccoons
It's a relief to hang with open-minded creatures from beyond the walls.
The Joy and Anxiety of Expecting a Visitor in Prison
In cell 62, another one of my birthdays became another day alone.
Welcome to Stewart Detention Center, the Black Hole of America's Immigration System
At Stewart, roughly 1,700 men wait to find out whether they'll be deported from the United States. Chances are, they will be.
How I Survived ‘Ninja Shakedown’ Cell Searches in Prison
We call them the ninjas because of their black fatigues and the quasi-militaristic way they conduct themselves.
My Memories of Being in Prison with Whitey Bulger
Along with running Boston's Irish mob and eluding capture for years, Bulger was an FBI informant who allegedly snitched on his competitors. That made him an interesting arrival on my cell block.
Nate A. Lindell