prison

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Bill Cosby Said He’s a 'Political Prisoner’ and Compared Himself to Gandhi

His press guy is pushing the idea that Cosby is in prison not for rape, but in retribution for his work toward racial justice.
Allie Conti
2.14.19
prison

I Am Banned from Visiting All Nunavut Prisons After Reporting on Alleged Abuses

I've been collecting first-hand accounts from one of Canada’s most violent, dilapidated, and overcrowded northern jails for four years.
Thomas Rohner
2.12.19
News

Excessive Force Lawsuit Alleges Prison Guards Killed Mentally Ill Ontario Man

Soleiman Faqiri’s family is suing the province after the 30-year-old died in custody.
Tamara Khandaker
1.31.19
prison reform

The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think

How it's become an agency of social control.
Seth Ferranti
1.14.19
true crime

What Inmates Are Saying About Trump Possibly Going to Prison

"There would have to be some kind of protective custody situation."
Seth Ferranti
12.26.18
true crime

We Asked Inmates How Michael Cohen Will Get Treated in Prison

"The guy is one of the most well-known snitches in America right now. And I don't care what prison he goes to—he's hit!"
Seth Ferranti
12.16.18
true crime

This Jail Is Accused of Favoring Christians Who Agree to Live in 'God Pod'

Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.
Kira Lerner
12.10.18
Criminal Justice

What Inmates Are Saying About Trump's Plan to Shorten Prison Sentences

“They give us hope and they take it away.”
Seth Ferranti
11.27.18
True North Crime

The Sad Story of What Could Become Canada’s Longest Wrongful Imprisonment

After more than 35 years behind bars—made longer by his claim of innocence—Phillip Tallio will finally get an appeal next year.
Meredyth Cole
11.14.18
true crime

What Inmates Are Saying About the Brutal Prison Hit on Whitey Bulger

"He got what he had coming to him."
Seth Ferranti
11.1.18
true crime

How Men in Prison Reacted to Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

"The hypocrisy in this country, and in our leaders, is astounding."
Seth Ferranti
10.16.18
crime

The Strange, Brutal Connection Between Russian Prison Tats and Playing Cards

"Tea or cigarettes might be wagered, but also fingers, ears, eyes, or even the lives of other inmates—or the life of the player himself."
Alex Norcia
10.10.18
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