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In the criminal justice debate, let's make sure that the people with first-hand experience get heard.
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    A shout-out from our Twitter account

    @Marshallproj has a large influential following of criminal justice experts and journalists. Give us $5 and get your name in front of them!

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    Get listed on our honor roll

    Your name will appear on a special Life Inside contributor page, featured on The Marshall Project's website.

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    Listen to our "prison" playlist

    Marshall Project writers Maurice Chammah and Christie Thompson and editor Tom Meagher have curated a playlist of the best hip-hop, country, blues, and other music by men and women who have served time, performed in prisons, or otherwise tried to capture the American way of crime and punishment in song.

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    The New Jim Crow

    For $50 we'll send you a copy of the book that transformed how America thinks about criminal justice (and also inspired the creation of The Marshall Project). We will also add your name to our honor roll, give you access to our playlist and tucked inside your book will be a note of thanks from TMP staff.

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    Get some amazing TMP swag!

    Donate $100 or more and we'll transform you into a TMP reporter. You'll receive one of our special TMP reporter's notebooks, a unique TMP pencil, and we'll add your name to our honor roll, and give you access to our special "prison" playlist.

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    An signed copy of Devil in the Grove

    The Devil in the Grove is the Pulitzer Prize-winning book about lawyer and civil rights crusader Thurgood Marshall (for whom we are named), and his courageous defense of the "Groveland boys." It's a gripping and illuminating history, and author Gilbert King will personally inscribe your copy.

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    Join a TMP editorial meeting

    Join us for our morning editorial meeting, weigh in on the day's criminal justice news and learn about our upcoming stories. Then meet the talented editors behind Life Inside before joining our reporters for an informal lunch. You can either come in person, or join us virtually via Google or Skype.

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    Hangout with Piper Kerman

    Join a google hangout with Piper Kerman, the bestselling author of Orange is the New Black. Piper will discuss how her own experience of incarceration informed the writing of her book, what its like to have a hit TV show, and her current projects. You will also receive a personalized copy of Orange is the New Black.

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    Join our exclusive Reporter's Table

    Attend one of our exclusive, invitation-only Reporter's Table, and get the inside scoop on how our stories come together. A few times a year our prize-winning journalists describe their reporting process to a small audience, revealing the hidden challenges of their work. You can either join in person or via skype, and following the discussion our President Carroll Bogert will accompany you to a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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    Lunch with TMP Editor Bill Keller

    Join our Editor-in-Chief Bill Keller, the former executive editor of The New York Times, for lunch at one of our favorite local spots in New York City. You will also be joined by our President, Carroll Bogert.

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