Marshall Project

Nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization covering America's criminal justice system.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Media
Tags: Expungement / Record Sealing

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization founded on two simple ideas:

1) There is a pressing national need for high-quality journalism about the American criminal justice system. The U.S. incarcerates more people than any country in the world. Spiraling costs, inhumane prison conditions, controversial drug laws, and concerns about systemic racial bias have contributed to a growing bipartisan consensus that our criminal justice system is in desperate need of reform.

2) With the growing awareness of the system’s failings, now is an opportune moment to amplify the national conversation about criminal justice.


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43 States Suspend Licenses for Unpaid Court Debt, But That Could Change

Beth Schwartzapfel
Marshall Project
November 21, 2017
Lawsuits say the practice severely penalizes those too poor to pay.


Fearful of Court, Asylum Seekers are Banished in Absentia

Julia Preston
Marshall Project
July 30, 2017
Under Trump, an Obama strategy unravels.

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Trump Budget Draft Targets Cops, Crime Victims

Marshall Project
January 19, 2017
Also civil rights enforcement and legal aid for the poor.

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Can You Go to Jail for Not Paying Rent?

Eli Hager
Marshall Project
April 16, 2015
This article dives into Arkansas' failure-to-vacate statute that criminalizes being late on rent and how civil legal aid lawyers are challenging it in court.

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Forgiving vs. Forgetting

Eli Hager
Marshall Project
March 17, 2015
Eli Hager details civil legal aid's involvement in overcoming barriers for people with a criminal record.

This page last modified: Thu, April 16, 2015 -- 7:04 pm ET