The Marshall Project8 min readPolitics
No-Show Prison Workers Cost Mississippi Taxpayers Millions
When Darrell Adams showed up for an overnight shift at the Marshall County Correctional Facility in rural Mississippi, he was one of six officers guarding about 1,000 prisoners. Adams said he thought that was normal; only half-a-dozen guards had been
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Coronavirus Has Sparked Another Epidemic in My Prison: Anti-Asian Racism
Sitting in my cell on a mandatory precautionary quarantine, I'm still finding it difficult to make sense of everything that's going on. In the beginning, “pandemic” was a word I had to translate for my cellie, a Vietnamese refugee who struggled with
The Marshall Project3 min readMedical
Should Prisoners Get Covid-19 Vaccines Early?
Now that shipments of Covid-19 vaccine are on the move and FDA approval on the fast track, the fight begins over who will get the scarce vaccine first. States have until Friday to finalize distribution plans and submit them to the federal government
The Marshall Project5 min readCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Why My First Thanksgiving in Prison Was The Best One I’d Had In Forever
Between being sober, getting a visit and having a surprise feast with the mean girls in my unit, I still cherish that day.
The Marshall Project5 min readAmerican Government
Biden Will Try to Unmake Trump's Immigration Agenda. It Won't Be Easy
In one beating, the woman from El Salvador told the immigration judge, her boyfriend’s punches disfigured her jaw and knocked out two front teeth. After raping her, he forced her to have his name tattooed in jagged letters on her back, boasting that
The Marshall Project5 min readCrime & Violence
Where Coronavirus Is Surging—And Electronic Surveillance, Too
In Chicago and elsewhere, the number of people wearing an ankle monitor has jumped in recent months due to the pandemic.
The Marshall Project4 min readCrime & Violence
I Wasn’t a Superpredator. I Was a Kid Who Made a Terrible Decision.
At age 14, Derrick Hardaway took part in the murder of an 11-year-old. The media used the crime to build the myth of the superpredator—and stuck him with a label he struggles to shed.
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Superpredator
Twenty-five years ago, the media invented a phrase: “superpredator.” The time for reckoning is overdue.
The Marshall Project2 min readCrime & Violence
Subjects To Debate
News Inside knows that political debates are always taking place behind the wall, even after the presidential election. That’s why Issue 6 is full of information that will help folks inside strengt...
The Marshall Project6 min readCrime & Violence
Think Private Prison Companies Are Going Away Under Biden? They Have Other Plans
CoreCivic and GEO Group have been shifting away from prisons toward other government contracts, like office space and immigration detention.
The Marshall Project5 min readCrime & Violence
Will Drug Legalization Leave Black People Behind?
Even in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Black people are still more likely to be arrested for it than White people. These organizers are working to change that.
The Marshall Project8 min readPsychology
When Going To The Hospital Is Just As Bad As Jail
A new lawsuit claims Black Americans with mental illness are being forced into traumatic emergency room stays.
The Marshall Project13 min readCrime & Violence
What Biden’s Win Means for the Future of Criminal Justice
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
The Marshall Project4 min readCrime & Violence
“Law and Order” Still Reigns in State Supreme Court Elections
A Nevada state supreme court candidate was one of very few nationwide to run on a message of reform. Most campaigns leaned on “tough on crime” strategy yet again.
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A Pacifist's Plan to Survive the Violent World of Prison
Before I even open my eyes I am reminded of where I am, by the yelling and smell of sweat in the dormitory, the hardness of the metal bunk beneath my four-inch thick mattress, the fluorescent lights burning through my eyelids, my anxiety. When I do
The Marshall Project4 min readAmerican Government
These Federal Prison Guards Are Desperate for Trump to Lose
Unlike many law enforcement unions that endorsed the president, Bureau of Prisons staff argue he's anti-union.
The Marshall Project5 min readCrime & Violence
After Years Behind Bars, These Folks Are #FreeToVote
This United States is still a long way from granting incarcerated people the right to vote, and polls show the idea is unpopular. But the thinking on who deserves these rights is starting to change. Earlier this year, the District of Columbia grante
The Marshall Project5 min readCrime & Violence
How Do Your Political Views Compare To Those Of People Behind Bars?
Our latest survey of the incarcerated reveals sharp political differences between the incarcerated and the general public, as well as a few areas of consensus.
The Marshall Project4 min readMedical
Should Prisoners Have to Pay For Medical Care During a Pandemic?
As COVID-19 threatened jails and prisons in March, the Connecticut Department of Corrections decided to waive the $3 fee it charged prisoners for a medical visit. “We didn’t want the lack of funds to be a reason offenders were denied medical treatme
The Marshall Project6 min readPsychology
Prison Is Even Worse When You Have a Disability Like Autism
State officials often fail to identify prisoners with developmental disorders, a group that faces overwhelming challenges behind bars, from bright lights to noises to social dynamics.
The Marshall Project7 min readMedical
Lax Masking, Short Quarantines, Ignored Symptoms: Inside a Prison Coronavirus Outbreak in ‘Disbeliever Country.’
The latest COVID-19 surge is happening behind bars, too. Here’s three accounts from an upstate New York prison hit by the pandemic.
The Marshall Project7 min readMedical
Lax Masking, Short Quarantines, Ignored Symptoms: Inside a Prison Coronavirus Outbreak in ‘Disbeliever Country.’
The latest COVID-19 surge is happening behind bars, too. Here’s three accounts from an upstate New York prison hit by the pandemic.
The Marshall Project7 min readMedical
Lax Masking, Short Quarantines, Ignored Symptoms: Inside a Prison Coronavirus Outbreak in ‘Disbeliever Country.’
The latest COVID-19 surge is happening behind bars, too. Here’s three accounts from an upstate New York prison hit by the pandemic.
The Marshall Project7 min readMedical
Lax Masking, Short Quarantines, Ignored Symptoms: Inside a Prison Coronavirus Outbreak in ‘Disbeliever Country.’
The latest COVID-19 surge is happening behind bars, too. Here’s three accounts from an upstate New York prison hit by the pandemic.
The Marshall Project7 min readMedical
Lax Masking, Short Quarantines, Ignored Symptoms: Inside a Prison Coronavirus Outbreak in ‘Disbeliever Country.’
The latest COVID-19 surge is happening behind bars, too. Here’s three accounts from an upstate New York prison hit by the pandemic.
The Marshall Project7 min readCrime & Violence
500,000 Kids, 30 Million Hours: Trump’s Vast Expansion of Child Detention
When U.S. Customs and Border Protection holds migrant children in custody, the child’s detention is supposed to be safe and short. That’s true whether the child is with a parent or without one. But new data shows that over the last four years, detent
The Marshall Project13 min readCrime & Violence
Police Wanted “A Dog That Would Bite A Black Person”
Feature Filed 10.29.2020 6:00 a.m. TALLADEGA, Alabama—The Pontiac with a broken headlight sped away from pursuing police, screeched around a corner and skidded to a stop, blocked by a patrol car with its emergency lights flashing. Ashley White sa
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Wilbert L. Cooper Joins The Marshall Project
He will focus on policing at a time of widespread protests about use of force and racial discrimination.
The Marshall Project4 min readEthnic Studies
When Does Murder Make The News? It Depends On The Victim’s Race.
Mainstream media is less likely to cover Black homicide victims and less likely to portray them as complex human beings, a new study shows.
The Marshall Project7 min readCrime & Violence
7 States Where Voters Could Change the Future of Criminal Justice
After months of protests over police violence, these ballot proposals could be a litmus test for voters.
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