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  • My Memories of Christmas in Prison Are Dark and Complex

    Even in a nicer prison, there are reminders everywhere that Christmas in lockup is about as real a holiday as the plastic needles on our fake trees.​

  • We Asked Former Inmates What It's Like to Deal with a Parole Officer

    "They will tell you what you want to hear so you begin to trust them or think of them as a friend. Then they use what you share with them against you. They work for the government. They're goddamn cops. I have to remember that. I can't be their friend."

  • Tranny in a Man’s Jail

    My friend Kira is a 28-year-old transsexual who recently became a free woman after spending three years in New York’s worst men’s prison.

  • Literary

    After having this next to my toilet for a few days I realized this book of numbers is written by a fucking idiot that doesn't know anything about the numbers.