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What is life really like behind bars? Get an inside look into criminal justice with this weekly literary series from The Marshall Project (a nonprofit journalism platform dedicated to criminal justice), that gathers "first-person essays from those who work or live in the criminal justice system." This resource features short nonfiction essays from various perspectives of stakeholders in the criminal justice system (including those who are currently or were formerly incarcerated, lawyers, police officers, judges, and victims of crime). Pieces cover the complexities of human experience - loss and redemption, a search for meaning, and different definitions of "justice" - and uplift voices that are underrepresented in most storytelling settings. In addition to this "front-line" look at our criminal justice system, The Marshall Project's full site hosts a wealth of data, reports, and interactive resources. Founded in 2014, The Marshall Project is committed to "educat[ing] and enlarg[ing] the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice" and provides useful insights to journalists and justice stakeholders alike.
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2020-01-10
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