Incarceration

prison

What It's Like Inside an 'Open' Prison

"Being in prison causes a lot of anguish. There’s nothing more than that, so we have to find a way to make confinement beneficial and not just a punishment."
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
1.9.19
Unites States of Addiction

What It's Like to Detox in Jail

The small communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhoea, vomit and blood from overtaking the unit.
Elizabeth Brico
11.26.18
prison

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.
Seth Ferranti
9.19.18
Culture

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.
Genel Ambrose
7.20.18
dark mofo 2018

We Asked Inmates to Critique an Art Show About Jail

"Any exploration of imprisonment is a journey to freedom."
Mahmood Fazal
6.22.18
Culture

We Went to a Fashion Show Inside a Brazilian Prison

What started as recreational crochet lessons for detainees turned into a private runway show.
Bruno Costa
4.23.18
crime

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.
Eli Hager
1.30.18
prison

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.
Seth Ferranti
1.2.18
Drugs

Former Head of the AFP Calls for Australia to Decriminalise Drugs

"We cannot hope to nanny ourselves out of risk," says Mick Palmer, who was Australia's top cop between 1994 and 2001.
Maddison Connaughton
3.20.17
the future of incarceration

What Will the Future of Incarceration Look Like?

We asked experts and advocates what happens when more jails and more prisons isn't the answer any more.
John Surico
12.14.16
The Future of Incarceration in America

How Do You Sell a Jail?

With ongoing demands to downsize, figuring out what to do with America's massive inmate population is one of the greatest challenges to criminal justice reform.
John Surico
12.12.16
Stuff

Why the Friendships You Make in Prison Should Stay Behind Bars

In federal prison, you form friendships with unlikely people. What happens after that is sensitive.
Seth Ferranti
11.20.16
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