The Marshall Project is a journalism outlet, not an advocacy organization. We don’t approach any issue with an outcome in mind. Our reporters examine all sides of an issue and follow the facts where they lead. We focus on criminal justice as an arena where power is often abused; our goal is to expose injustice.
The Marshall Project’s work frequently leads to real and demonstrable change. We track the impact of our journalism on three important groups: policymakers; advocates and criminal justice experts; and other media. Each has a critical role to play in improving the system.
Since our founding in 2014, The Marshall Project’s reporting has spurred new legislation, prompted official probes, improved conditions in specific prisons and jails, gotten people out of detention, and been cited by everyone from Supreme Court justices to jailhouse lawyers.