The show's third episode shows how completely the system traps people accused of crimes.
"A pillowcase full of severed pigeon heads had been discovered in the inmate's cell."
Running with the inmates of Oregon State Penitentiary gave me a glimpse into life inside.
In 1979, Ricky Olds watched his friend kill a man, then himself got sentenced to life in prison. More than three decades later, the Supreme Court has given him a shot at freedom.
HBO's fantastic crime drama turns the routine stuff of bureaucracy into agony.
Last week, a federal appeals court ordered the release of children from immigration detention centers, but that mandate does not apply to their parents.
In prison, a single porno mag can be worth hundreds of dollars.
Low pay, minimal breaks, and prisoners defecating on themselves are just part of the job in the extradition industry.
Some former prisons now cater to haunted-house enthusiasts and people who believe in the paranormal.
The group, including three generations of one family, ended up with 72 years of prison time among them as a result.
Together you get your financial house in order, finalize his will, take baths, and cry.
For up to 100 hours a week, Renea Royster helps prison inmates post on Facebook, meet women, and keep track of fantasy sports, among other projects.
To pay homage to the record's 20th anniversary, we talked about its legacy with the men who took Jay Z's words to heart—the gangsters and drug dealers who lived the life that Hova rapped about.
Being arrested is never great, but it's even worse when you've paid for a flight to be there.
When Desmond Metcalf, a.k.a. Yung Real, was in prison for burglary, he helped make a video that earned over a million views.
Ted Kaczynski sent a letter to BuzzFeed News warning that "some creep from Santa Barbara" is sending letters to journalists pretending to be him.
Prohibiting inmates' families from maintaining Facebook accounts in their names just further cuts them off from a society they hope to rejoin.
"The screws resent being here as much as we do. If there's a big game on, they want to watch the full ninety minutes uninterrupted. They've locked down wings for that reason, the twats."
All it takes is a domino, a shoestring, and a sharpened plastic spoon to get a DIY penis implant.
"The funniest thing is, I love the system," he tells us from the notorious New York City jail.
Asking criminals what they think of being given free money.
A holiday ended up changing the course of this guy's life for good—which he had plenty of time to reflect on in prison.
Here's what I learned taking people like Paul Bernardo to prison.
And he played drums in a prison band.