Unites States of Addiction
What It's Like to Detox in Jail
The small, communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhea, vomit, and blood from overtaking the unit.
All the Terrible Things You See and Learn as a Guard in a Private Prison
Journalist Shane Bauer worked undercover in a Louisiana prison for four months. What he discovered was shocking.
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We Asked Inmates to Critique an Art Show About Jail
"Any exploration of imprisonment is a journey to freedom."
We Went to a Fashion Show Inside a Brazilian Prison
What started as recreational crochet lessons for detainees turned into a private runway show.
Meek Mill: "I Feel Like I Will Be Free One Day"
In an interview with CNN, Meek Mill talks to Don Lemon about the possibility of a retrial for his 2017 arrest.
Utah Doom Duo Eagle Twin Are Apocalyptic Mythmakers
Stream the SLC doomsayers' new album, 'The Thundering Heard,' and dig into its naturalistic, literary-inspired mythos.
Giving Birth in Jail Can Traumatise Women for Decades
Restraining women while they're giving birth is "demeaning and unnecessary." Some institutions still don't care.
Prisoners Tell Us Their New Year's Resolutions
Despite the bleakness of incarceration, many inmates hope that they can lead better lives in the new year.
50 states of art
Female Inmates Bare Their Souls for Emotional Portraits in KY
Photographer Ashley Stinson set out to shoot women working in male-dominated industries. She ended up at a prison.
The 'Written Inside' Podcast Offers a Unique Perspective Inside Prison Cells
A new podcast tells the stories of long-serving inmates who stay sane by playing cardboard pianos and killing roaches.
Former Head of the AFP Calls for Australia to Decriminalise Drugs
"We cannot hope to nanny ourselves out of risk," says Mick Palmer, who was Australia's top cop between 1994 and 2001.
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How Music Is Keeping People from Going Back to Prison
An expanding California arts program is proven to cut recidivism and save prisons money. Can it be a new model for prison reform?