Jamycheal Mitchell of Portsmouth, Virginia, was arrested for stealing $5 worth of goods from a 7-Eleven on April 22. Last Wednesday he was found dead in his cell.
"Robbing banks was lucrative, but selling drugs is way less dangerous."
I speak to former prisoner "David" about Mouldy Toof Studios' The Escapists, to see if the game reflects the reality of trying to slip the clink.
Prisoners who help other inmates with legal filings can actually have a major impact.
Inmates say they were threatened with waterboarding, sent to solitary confinement, and straight-up punched in the face as guards desperately tried to figure out what happened in the days after the escape.
Even in times of uncertainty, the corporations that build and operate prisons and jails seem guaranteed to turn a profit.
Email scammers are convincing old, disabled, and mentally ill people to commit crimes.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is worried criminal justice reformers want to unleash hordes of "hardcore" bad guys "who have no values, no respect for human life." Is he right?
I've seen firsthand how the system makes it difficult for jail inmates who have committed minor crimes to get out and stay out of a cell.
Recent studies claim that violence in the news can lead to PTSD for viewers, so we asked a psychology professor what kind of psychological harm police brutality may be causing the black community at large.
The imagined journey of Steven Ray Epperson, an inmate in Austin, Texas, who spent his days walking to cope with the boredom of incarceration.
Meagan Taylor, a 22-year-old jailed while visiting Iowa with a friend earlier this month, got released last week after a flurry of activism drew attention to her plight—and what was probably a bogus arrest.
"The largest bail we fronted money for was $500,000. It was for a doctor who had a clinic here in Vegas. He was re-using syringes and infecting people with hepatitis C."
Whenever you go to the prison yard, there's always a chance you won't make it back. I would know: I spent ten years inside and learned how to weaponize everything from magazines to cigarette filters.
Wince-inducing dashcam footage of the 28-year-old activist's arrest was released Tuesday in an apparent act of transparency, but it won't end the controversy around her death.
Kyle Patrick Alvarez's new film is based on the 1971 psychology experiment that went so horribly awry, it's been compared to Abu Ghraib.
Though Rikers Island has gotten all the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals, fights, and corruption.
The device is, both literally and metaphorically, my greatest source of pain.
The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, kids will live in the Oakland County Children's Village until they're ready to "be normal human beings," the judge decreed after the two younger siblings refused to have lunch with their father.
In 2010 former pro-skater Holger Sander was arrested for allegedly transporting 400 kilograms of cocaine to Australia. Here's his story.
On the day before Victoria bans smoking in prisons, an estimated 300 prisoners have rioted at the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Melbourne's west.
Tucked away into New York's new budget is a bail fund of $1.4 million, but will it help reduce the population at notoriously brutal city jails like Rikers Island?
At least we won't have to worry about another Dustin Diamond sex tape leak this summer.
Social media activists are up in arms over the fact that the alleged church shooter was given Burger King to eat and escorted from a police station in a bulletproof vest.