Seth Ferranti

crime

'They'll Punish Him': Inmates on How Weinstein Will Get Treated in Prison

“The only real chance he will have is to pay for protection, and hope that the guys he pays will honor the contract.”
Seth Ferranti
3.18.20
Coronavirus

'The Warden Doesn't Care': How Inmates Are Preparing for the Coronavirus

"People are really nervous and scared, because once it hits, we're most likely gonna be left to fend for ourselves."
Seth Ferranti
3.13.20
crime

'Cop Spit' Is the Disgusting New Trend In Jails

With tobacco banned in prisons in 23 states and heavily regulated in the other 27 states, cons are resorting to a new way to get a tobacco hit.
Seth Ferranti
11.7.19
crime

I’m a Mom, I Sell Huge Amounts of Weed, and I Don’t Give a Fuck

“A lot of people think selling cannabis is really easy. It takes a lot of focus when you're working with stoned people.”
Seth Ferranti
11.1.19

I Traveled the World Meeting Drug Dealers. Here’s What I’ve Learned

After being jailed for dealing cocaine, Niko Vorobyov decided to immerse himself in the global drugscape and write a book about it.
Seth Ferranti
9.13.19
Weed

An Old-School Dealer Talks About Life in the Modern Weed Trade

"I still use the safeguards practiced at the height of the War on Drugs. Call me paranoid, but I switch burner accounts every 21 days."
Seth Ferranti
9.4.19
true crime

Federal Prison Inmates Told Us Why Mueller Totally Blew It

"If there’s still someone out there who don't think that our so-called justice system is a shame, then you high as fuck."
Seth Ferranti
4.2.19
true crime

The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder

The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
Seth Ferranti
3.19.19
the mob

The Wild Story of the Real-Life Mobster Who Starred in ‘The Godfather’

Marlon Brando was Gianni Russo's only acting coach. Frank Sinatra was his only singing teacher. He's got tales.
Seth Ferranti
3.15.19
true crime

The Affluenza Murder Case That Shocked America 100 Years Ago

The concept that helped Ethan Couch didn't exist yet, but the fact of two justice systems—and some Puritan morality—made for a wild end to a brutal murder case.
Seth Ferranti
3.15.19
true crime

What Federal Inmates Are Saying About Paul Manafort Getting Just 47 Months

"Only the non-connected do real time," one told us.
Seth Ferranti
3.11.19
prison

A Former Dannemora Prison Guard Penned a Wild Account of the Famous Escape

After feeling news reports got the story wrong, Charles A. Gardner wanted to tell his insider's tale.
Seth Ferranti
3.11.19
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