Criminal Justice

Life Inside
Life Inside

The Brutal Politics of Snitching in Prison

It sounds simple, but I’ve seen guys who called themselves “rat smashers” pick the wrong rat to smash.
George T. Wilkerson
2 days ago
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Life Inside

I Learned to Play Violin in Prison

Then I used music to grieve my father's death.
Jason Naradzay
7.6.18
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true crime

How to Train Your Brain to Keep You Out of Jail

A new project is teaching habitual offenders to change how they think—and act—with cognitive behavioral therapy.
Eli Hager
6.27.18
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Life Inside

The Man Who Almost Killed Me Only Did 120 Days in Jail

Before I knew it, my trainer had wrapped my face and head in Saran wrap and was beating me and smashing my head into the wall.
Patricia Wenskunas
6.22.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

The Man Who Almost Killed Me Only Did 120 Days in Jail

Before I knew it, my trainer had wrapped my face and head in Saran wrap and was beating me and smashing my head into the wall.
Patricia Wenskunas
6.22.18
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Life Inside

All the Crap I Put Up with Transitioning to Male in Prison

"Well, you’re still a she for now, anyway," the doctor told me when I started hormone therapy.
Ethan Ybabes
6.15.18
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Life Inside

I Rebuilt Malcolm X's Old Prison Debate Team

The audience responded with a chorus of laughter as I won points for my team—and for incarcerated people everywhere.
Daniel S. Throop
6.8.18
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Views My Own

Kim Kardashian Convincing Trump to Pardon Someone Is Bad, Actually

It's insane how much celebrities are influencing Trump.
Matt Taylor
6.6.18
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Life Inside

This Is What Your Final Minutes in Prison Feel Like

I used to wear my clothes very big and baggy; now all the jeans fit very tight. I stare at one of the porters for assurance that I look cool.
Robert Wright
6.1.18
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true crime

Defending Al Capone

How the most notorious gangster of all time was railroaded in Philadelphia.
Marc Bookman
5.30.18
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Life Inside

Everything Always Turns to Shit on Death Row

Even a breakfast of boiled eggs and cheese somehow gets screwed up by a rogue inmate.
Timothy White
5.18.18
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Life Inside

When My Prison Lost Power It Was Like 'The Purge' in Real Life

As night fell, nerves got rattled and rumors flew.
Derek R. Trumbo, Sr.
4.20.18