Gun-violence advocate Kina Collins takes another run at Danny Davis.
Bernina Mata’s attorneys say prosecutors used homophobic rhetoric to secure a death sentence in 1999. Now they’re asking the governor to set her free.
One of the most remarkable things about Chicago is its complex relationship with crime. The criminal-justice and court system is often so flawed, discriminatory, and unjust that it can seem as harmful as the crimes it seeks to control. For more than a century we’ve also had an entire industry dedicated to sensationalizing and mythologizing […]
After a plumbing flood at the aging Logan Correctional Center, three women organized one of the first successful hunger strikes in an Illinois women’s prison in years.
Weed is legal in Illinois, but expunging records and freeing prisoners remains complicated.
Roosevelt Myles spent 28 years in prison, only to be released into a world in lockdown. He’s happier than he’s been in a long time.
A man who has waited 20 years for a court-ordered hearing is trying to secure release from prison before the virus hits.
Tonya Crowder still dreams that she and her fiance, Roosevelt Myles—who’s been in prison for decades fighting what he says is a wrongful conviction—will one day build a life together somewhere “nice, quiet, and simple.”
In 2016, more than 2,000 adults who were sent as kids to die in prison were given a second chance. Marshan Allen was one of them.
The founder of Giving Others Dreams aims to transform the lives of prisoners through mental health workshops at the Cook County Jail.
This story is part of the Marshall Project’s “We Are Witnesses: Chicago” series. In 15 direct-to-camera testimonies, this collection of videos gives voice to Chicagoans affected by the justice system. Watch the videos at themarshallproject.org/chicago.
In 15 direct-to-camera testimonies, this Marshall Project video series gives voice to Chicagoans affected by the justice system.
Bill Dorsch loved being a Chicago cop, then he witnessed misconduct by disgraced detective Reynaldo Guevara.
Reformers across the nation are learning to be afraid.
But the mayoral candidate doesn’t mention ways to help the Tennessee woman who killed her sexual assaulter at 16 and got a life sentence.