The Marshall Project
Many 'Violent Offenders' Have Committed Nonviolent Crimes
Embezzlement and selling drugs near a school are among the offenses some states classify as "violent."
Cameras Actually Tamed Attica, the Brutal Prison I Used to Call Home
I saw how crazy things were at Attica. But under today’s watchful eyes, guards have new incentives not to lie about inmate assaults.
John J. Lennon
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.
A Case of Grammar, Severed Fingers, and the Law
A strange case about how much protection people who get released from jail are owed by the government. The answer: Not very much.
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 Obama Disappointed on the Death Penalty
Two commutations this week was less than many people hoped for.
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.