When I was sentenced to a decade behind bars, I knew that the earliest I would be online again was in 123 months. A lot can change in that time.
New York is showing new inmates videos with tips from prisoners on how to avoid rape. Here's how advocates and experts focused on the prison-industrial complex are reacting.
One inmate says that prison gangs and even guards team up to assault and sometimes kill sex offenders.
Kapil Ghosh spent 20 months trying to survive sharing a room with 50 snoring, sniffing, stabbing criminals.
Not only are US incarceration policies unjust toward minorities and the mentally ill, but they haven't even meaningfully lowered crime, according to the latest studies.
It's not easy keeping up with social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter from inside the prison-industrial complex, but convicts find a way.
A cautionary tale about throwing bits of your breakfast at someone in a position of power.
When I got out of prison after six years, I was transferred to a halfway house that was, in some ways, worse than actually being behind bars.
He broke down how much the devices cost, their availability, how they get in, what they're being used for, and the consequences of getting caught with one.
Adelanto is a desert town with 30,000 people, three incarceration facilities, and no McDonald's.
The game is just one day, but sometimes what happens in that TV room can affect your prison reputation for years.
An ex-con became a professional criminal-justice-reform advocate thanks to a program that lets felons learn alongside students from outside prison walls.
Last year, New Zealand's terror alert was upgraded from very low, all the way up to low. We spoke to an security expert from Massey University about what that means.
A new study is expected to result in further cutbacks to the state's juvenile detention facilities, and could even spur lawmakers to abandon their reliance on the system entirely.
They reckon there are better ways of dealing with crime than locking people up, and if you make more jail space you're probably going to go ahead and fill it.
Rikers Island just went from being one of the most dysfunctional jails in America to tentatively claiming a spot at the vanguard of the emerging criminal justice reform movement.
US Attorney Preet Bharara says Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking too long to reform the notoriously horrific collection of jails.
Drug smuggling is surging at many California county jails thanks in part to gang members getting pinched on purpose for minor offenses so they can take part in the lucrative contraband trade.
I spoke to Black – a man who was criticised for his depictions of simulated rape, before ultimately being jailed for them – about what he's up to these days.
After serving 39 years for a crime he didn't commit, Ricky Jackson is tasting freedom this weekend.
For-profit prisons like healthy inmates, who tend to be young and black or Hispanic.
A vacant 525-bed Oregon prison is being used to showcase America's obsession with mass incarceration.
This week seven members of the powerful race-based prison gang were sentenced for their roles in its culture of violence.
As heroin use surges among the general public, the drug has become a mainstay in the prison system, where the common overdose treatment Naloxone is still hard to come by.