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We Are Witnesses

America has 2.2 million prisoners and millions of relatives, victims and law enforcement. The Marshall Project and WBEZ tell their stories.

The American criminal justice system consists of 2.2 million people behind bars, plus tens of millions of family members, corrections and police officers, parolees, victims of crime, judges, prosecutors and defenders.

WBEZ partnered with The Marshall Project to tell some of their stories. It’s part of The Marshall Project’s series “We Are Witnesses” exploring the nature of crime, punishment and forgiveness through portraits of Chicagoans who have been touched by the criminal justice system.

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‘I Became Real Loyal To The Gang’

Millions of Americans are impacted by the criminal justice system each year. The Marshall Project and WBEZ are telling their stories.
September 12, 2019

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‘Prison Is Such A Bad Place In The United States’

Millions of Americans are impacted by the criminal justice system each year. The Marshall Project and WBEZ are telling their stories.
September 13, 2019

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‘I Didn't Even Recognize Myself In The Mirror’

Millions of Americans are impacted by the criminal justice system each year. The Marshall Project and WBEZ are telling their stories.
September 13, 2019

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‘Something's Wrong With How We Deal With Trauma In The CPD’

Millions of Americans are impacted by the criminal justice system each year. The Marshall Project and WBEZ are telling their stories.
September 15, 2019

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‘You Knew When You Put Bullets In The Gun’

Millions of Americans are impacted by the criminal justice system each year. The Marshall Project and WBEZ are telling their stories.
September 16, 2019

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‘I Saw My Role As A Healer’

Millions of Americans are impacted by the criminal justice system each year. The Marshall Project and WBEZ are telling their stories.
September 17, 2019

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‘There Was Still Life Left In Michael Reed’

America has 2.2 million prisoners, and millions of relatives, victims and law enforcement. The Marshall Project and WBEZ tell their stories.
September 18, 2019

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