Due to a work-related noise violation in a posh, ultra-privatized Atlanta suburb, Kevin McGill is spending his next 14 weekends behind bars.
"If defenseless people can't find justice in New York's legal system, who can expect them to believe in it?"
Despite some noises late last year about reform at New York's notorious jail, conditions remain brutal, as a series of recent incidents make clear.
I don't know what it's like in most prisons, but if it's anything like what I endured—scheduling times to go skate between getting one kid on the bus and dropping the other off at preschool—then I truly feel sorry for the masses of incarcerated men and wo…
The true story of a failed bomb plot, an 18-year-old informant, and a massive fuck-up by the US government.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of bodies lie under the ground in Hart Island, but despite the efforts of activists, it remains difficult for families to find out if their relatives are buried there.
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.
In 1999, John Killick was busted out of Sydney's Silverwater Prison in a helicopter by his girlfriend, Lucy Dudko. They were both caught and John was released again last month. We talked about helicopters, chess, and freedom.
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.
We asked a female corrections officer and a longtime prisoner for some perspective on why and how inmates manipulate the people who are supposed to be overseeing them.
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.
The backwoods of Alabama with Cambo, diamond mining in the Central African Republic, the weight gain diet with Riff Raff, and tennis with inmates.
An ex-con became a professional criminal-justice-reform advocate thanks to a program that lets felons learn alongside students from outside prison walls.
The handset has become the most popular phone among dealers who don't want their movements traced.
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.
Hick's former lawyer Dan Mori has said the US admission of innocence marks "the beginning of the end" of Hicks' ordeal.