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
rookies deconstructed

Rookies Deconstructed: Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor can already score points with the grace and force of few players in the NBA. The way he does all that calls for some very flattering comparisons.
Ian Levy

What It's Like to Have a Parent in Prison

A new report released last week in the UK examines how families are treated by prison staff and how intimidating these visits can be for them.
Alun Evans

'Gay Panic' Is Still a Murder Defense in Some States of Australia

In Queensland and South Australia, if you're a guy who believes you're being hit on by another guy, you can kill that guy and not face a murder charge.
Paul Gregoire

We Talked to the Former Bank Robber who Once Escaped Prison in a Helicopter

In 1999, John Killick was busted out of Sydney's Silverwater Prison in a helicopter by his girlfriend, Lucy Dudko. They were both caught and John was released again last month. We talked about helicopters, chess, and freedom.
Leo van der Pluym

I Went Undercover in America's Toughest Prison

I didn’t believe that a concentration camp could exist in America until, in Phoenix, Arizona, I saw one with my own eyes. Maricopa County is a fuzzy-lawed place where sentenced and un-sentenced inmates alike do hard time together.
Alexander Reynolds

Bucharest Is Not a Good Place to Be a Heroin Addict

Unless you're into police brutality and an enforced lack of medical attention.
Mihai Popescu, Photos: Amy Goud

The Man Who Decapitated His Seatmate on a Greyhound Bus Is Set to be Released

In 2008, Vince Li killed his Greyhound bus seatmate, Tim McLean, in a brutal and unforgettable fashion. Now he's set to be released. We talked to a friend of Vince Li's—the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada—about it.
Kristy Hoffman