Incarceration

8.30.19

America’s Jails Are Pretending the Opioid Crisis Doesn't Exist

Correctional facilities refuse to provide medically assisted treatment for opioid withdrawal and people are dying at alarming rates as a result.

9.18.18

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.

7.19.18

A Wrongfully Jailed Artist Confronts America's Legacy of Slavery

“Our country makes money off of black bodies by keeping them in jail,” says Gianni Lee.

6.22.18

We Asked Inmates to Critique an Art Show About Jail

"Any exploration of imprisonment is a journey to freedom."

4.23.18

We Went to a Fashion Show Inside a Brazilian Prison

What started as recreational crochet lessons for detainees turned into a private runway show.

4.17.18

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.

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4.13.18

Meek Mill Gives Optimistic Interview to NBC

Meek to Lester Holt: "I think God put me in this position to be able to [...] open up eyes for other young black men."

3.28.18

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.

1.29.18

The Guy Prisoners Call When They're Betrayed from the Outside

Peter Borenstein is a young LA attorney who's carved out a niche helping ex-prisoners who believe they were the victim of fraud or theft while locked up.

1.1.18

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.

12.21.17

Prison Soccer in Uganda: VWOS

Overcrowded and underfunded, Luzira is home to Uganda’s only maximum-security prison--but also an elaborate soccer league.

10.19.17

Killer Mike Raps About Mass Incarceration and Retirement on 'South Park'

"For the crime of being old / They threw me in this nursing home."

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