Serving the Southern District of Indiana

The Marshall Project

Exploitation of incarcerated people isn’t limited to lockups. Voters in some states have a chance to curtail it.
10/1/2022 4:00 PM

In prison, going to “the hole” can mean spending 23 hours a day alone in a tiny cell. Here, incarcerated author Michael J. Nichols shares his top 10 tips for enduring long stretches of “administrative segregation.”
9/30/2022 10:00 AM

The city cites citizen safety as a reason for shielding information, but has no policies on use of surveillance technology.
9/28/2022 10:00 AM

The Department of Justice is failing miserably at collecting data on deaths. Experts say that makes it hard to identify the worst prisons and jails.
9/24/2022 4:00 PM

City leaders want oversight to end, but federal monitor says police are not compliant in “significant and critical areas.”
9/22/2022 7:30 PM

When Eric Borsuk went to prison with his two best friends, they found their ‘bid’ — their purpose — together. Then one day, everything changed.
9/22/2022 1:00 PM

Louis Fields, outreach manager for The Marshall Project-Cleveland, is leading efforts to connect with incarcerated community, including recently released and active family members.
9/21/2022 10:00 AM

Two district attorneys have targeted mothers with child neglect felonies.
9/13/2022 10:00 AM

Consent decrees force cities to change abusive police tactics. But Cleveland still has work to do.
9/12/2022 10:00 AM

Corrections officials across most of the nation have not prepared for warmer summers and record heat waves.
9/10/2022 4:00 PM

President Biden’s signature American Rescue Plan Act gave local governments $350 billion to recover from COVID-19. They spent much of it on police, prisons and the courts.
9/7/2022 10:00 AM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s policy of busing migrants to other states has ignited heated political debate. People are caught in the middle.
9/3/2022 4:00 PM

Rahsaan “New York” Thomas was proud to finally earn his associate’s degree in San Quentin State Prison. But repeated COVID-19 lockdowns turned his graduation ceremony into a two-year ordeal.
9/2/2022 10:00 AM

Dozens of women who used drugs while pregnant have faced criminal charges. Experts expect even more cases now that Roe has been overturned.
9/1/2022 2:30 PM

In its war on drugs, Alabama targets moms.
9/1/2022 10:00 AM

Legislators are cracking down on gun advertisements, “ghost guns” and more. Can these efforts spur real change on gun violence?
8/27/2022 4:00 PM

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis removed an elected prosecutor from office. Will this become the right’s new tactic?
8/20/2022 4:00 PM

Jy’Aire Smith-Pennick participated in the robbery and shootout that claimed the life of a Delaware man named Ira Hopkins. Here is Pennick’s letter to Hopkins, “a loving son and uncle, an amazing chef and a leader.”
8/19/2022 10:00 AM

There are growing gaps in U.S. crime stats. Use our tables to check on your state and local agencies.
8/15/2022 10:00 AM

From Texas and Louisiana to communities in Iowa and Michigan, the way youth are being detained is prompting calls for change.
8/13/2022 4:00 PM