Volume 22 Issue 10

The Prison Issue

From a Tortured System

The story of how the state's self-defeating prison policies helped to create the mega-gangs of modern Brazil.
Misha Glenny
10.23.15
Football

Rehabilitation, Spies, and Goals

Watching the final between 'Liverpool' and 'Manchester United' in Luzira, Uganda's only maximum security proison
Ben Ferguson. Photos by Niall Kenny
10.23.15
The Prison Issue

Teaching in Prison

A comprehensive analysis of my 30 months teaching in Her Majesty's Prison System.
Anonymous
10.23.15
The Prison Issue

Mental Health in HMP

A look at the mental state of the British prison system in 2015.
Andy Bell
10.23.15
The Prison Issue

No Chance Adana

The sad realities of time in a Turkish detention centre.
Jake Hanrahan
10.23.15
The Prison Issue

The Myth of the Lone Wolf

The spectre of extremism in prison.
Jason Burke
10.23.15
The Prison Issue

Full Bleed: Escaping Alcatraz

​These photos by Anthony Tafuro feature Alcatraz Island, a tough prison for any convict looking to break free.
Anthony Tafuro
10.19.15
The Prison Issue

Silicon Valley’s Plan to Turn Inmates into Coders

The program promises to be a modern-day foray beyond traditional prison jobs and a rare bridge between the technorati of the Bay Area and those living behind bars just next door.
Mary Pilon
10.16.15
The Prison Issue

Deep Cover: What It Was Like Working as a Prison Guard at Sing Sing in the 1990s

Ted Conover discusses how little has changed in the 15 years since he infiltrated Sing Sing in order to write a book about the prison system.
Chris Bilton
10.15.15
The Prison Issue

What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse?

A group of inmates calling themselves the Dallas Six banded together and grew committed to bringing their prison's abusive conditions to light, even in the face of being confined there longer.
Molly Crabapple
10.15.15
The Prison Issue

'Engulfed': Fiction by Curtis Dawkins

A short story about criminals, prison, and lies.
Curtis Dawkins
10.14.15
The Prison Issue

Inside Canada's Arctic Prison

Yellowknife photographer Pat Kane had the rare opportunity to visit the North Slave Correctional Centre in the Northwest Territories. Here's what he saw.
Patrick Kane
10.13.15