I only shared the news about Dad with my closest friends.
According to the chief inspector of prisons, spice is having a "devastating impact" on inmates, so we asked them to tell us what they've seen.
'I knew a fella whose cellmate killed himself in the middle of the night—he woke up to a dead body on the top bunk.'
Skipped meals, smuggled cell phones, and a whole lot of pain.
Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a judge who excoriated him and said, "Nothing is more stunning than having 'serial child molester' and 'Speaker of the House' in the same sentence."
Immigrants are regularly denied bail or offered bail that's too expensive, forcing them to stay in jail sometimes for years, waiting for their day in court.
The change in policy comes just as British Columbia announced a public health emergency due to drug overdose deaths.
Available from Amazon and popular in prison, these phones carry reviews like: "No anal problems!!! Didn't hurt my bum at all thanks guys :)"
Leslie Van Houten has been in prison for 46 years now.
Frequent urine tests, controversial scanners, and false positives make for a dark scene.
Talking to the filmmakers behind a powerful new documentary about one of the most notorious criminal justice excesses in American history.
Even after serving decades-long sentences, sex offenders are often held indefinitely in prison-like conditions—a situation that critics say is legally and ethically dubious.
The man's defense attorney called the verdict "very severe."
"I want to share the message that set me free to as many people as possible in the same way that if you found the cure for cancer, you'd want to share it with the world," says ex-con John Lawson.
After spending five years in prison on drug charges, Coss Marte decided to open his own gym in Manhattan based on the workouts he learned inside.
The judge determined the gun emoji was essentially a death threat and sentenced the guy to six months, three of them suspended.
"I've been locked up for a nickel bag of weed before, so to be able to walk around without the fear of the police bothering you is great. Getting weed [legally] is like a blessing."
We call them the ninjas because of their black fatigues and the quasi-militaristic way they conduct themselves.
The former Subway spokesperson is reportedly serving more than just time inside federal prison.
It's received wisdom that child sex offenders are regarded as the lowest of the low by other inmates.
British Columbia prisoners are taking their jailers to court to fight for access to methadone and Suboxone.
After serving a prison sentence for armed robbery, Jason Coghlan founded a law firm in Marbella that offers legal assistance to Brits at the mercy of Spain's justice system.
Along with running Boston's Irish mob and eluding capture for years, Bulger was an FBI informant who allegedly snitched on his competitors. That made him an interesting arrival on my cell block.
Jason Coghlan was jailed for armed robbery before finding an even more lucrative pastime: studying law to cater to gangsters in Spain.