A Former Inmate Talks About How Prisons Manufacture Criminals

Prisoners often suffer dehumanising abuse at the hands of guards and other inmates, and are ill-prepared to get jobs and homes once they're out – is it any wonder so many of them go back to crime?


Do Sociopaths Make Better Soldiers?

Though you might think people who could kill without remorse would make perfect fighters, in reality it can be difficult to make it as a soldier without a conscience.


Is Filming the LAPD Driving Up Crime in Los Angeles?

According to one expert, citizens filming incidents of police brutality could be discouraging cops from enforcing the law.


William Burroughs, Gun Running and Psychopathy: Discovering the Grandfather I Never Knew I Had

Paul Lund was a serial womaniser, a career criminal and a friend of the Beats. He was also, as I recently found out, the father my mum never met.


Fear, Tension, and Assault Rifles: Inside a Ferguson Bar

The Dellwood Lounge remained unscathed through all the unrest. Maybe the people on the street were just as afraid of what was behind the plywood as the men on their barstools were of the chaos outside.


The US Prison System Is Shrinking, but Very, Very Slowly

It's the first decline since 1980.