Dispatches from our prison correspondent.
After ten years of being either in prison or on parole, our prison correspondent finally has the government off of his back—no more parole office waiting rooms, no more piss tests, no more check-ins from the Man.
I spent hundreds and hundreds of hours rapping, talking about rap, and listening to cassette tapes when I was an inmate. Without Ol' Dirty Bastard, Kool Keith, and Bootsy Collins, I really would have gone insane.
When I went to jail ten years ago I knew it'd be tough. Many people told me that I'd ruined my life, but how could I accept that when I was only 23? Today it's become much more of a reality, but I refuse to throw in the towel just yet.
The most ridiculous notion civilians have about the legal system is that the accused are "innocent until proven guilty." Actually, thanks to high bails and other absurdities, you can spend a long time in jail before anyone convicts you of any wrongdoing.
I've met too many dudes in jail who've been locked up their entire lives. Once you get in trouble as a kid you get put in the system and end up in group homes and other tough places where you just learn how to do more bad shit—it's a tough cycle to break.…
Inmates generally come from the city but get locked up in rural prisons—and that means in many states, they're counted as residents of these podunk towns and counties, giving those communities more political power.
You probably know who Sheriff Joe is—he's been the most "controversial" figure in American law enforcement for two decades, which is a nice way to say he's a vicious, small-minded, publicity-hungry cocksucker.
Gun violence in a huge problem in a lot of bad neighborhoods, but sometimes, aggressive antigun laws just end up putting people who never had any intention of committing a violent crime in prison for long-ass periods of time. At least, that's what happene…
Everyone's writing open letters to Miley Cyrus, even prison inmates like Sexx Money—he might get his pop culture news way later than everyone else, but he wants everyone to know how much he loves Miley.
Thanks to an article about my arrest for drugs in 2004, when employers google my real name they think I'm some kinda kingpin and don't hire me, which is making it much, much harder to join the world as a legitimate citizen.