Nick Chester

prison

Prison Guards Told Us What It's Like Working with the Most Violent Inmates

In British prisons, "one percenters" are those deemed so unruly that they spend the majority of their sentences in solitary confinement.
Nick Chester
3.12.19
prison

Prison Escapees Describe How They Did It

"Other inmates attacked the guards. Being of a slightly mellower constitution, I stole an ice cream and went for a walk in the sun."
Nick Chester
3.11.19
Drugs

I Persuaded a Dealer to Cook and Deliver a Beef Wellington Instead of Weed

Because food goes well with weed.
Nick Chester
1.25.19
hooliganism

This Hooligan Wants to Bring British Soccer Gangs to the US

We spoke to Derek "Diablo" Alvarez, who founded the Miami Casuals and plans to turn hooliganism into a joint US-UK combat sport.
Nick Chester
1.23.19
crime

Undercover Cops Tell Us About Times Their Covers Could Have Been Blown

"Are you guys cops?" he asked. "If you are…" he added, touching my forehead with his two fingers, imitating a gun. "Pop! Pop!"
Nick Chester
11.19.18
Attraction

Blind People Tell Us How They Experience Sexual Attraction

"My brain usually makes its mind up whether or not I like a person within five seconds."
Nick Chester
10.30.18
prison

Ex-Prisoners Tell Us About Their Worst Cellmate

"I told him J.R.R. Tolkien didn't invent elves. He told me to close the door. I knew he wanted to fight."
Nick Chester
1.3.18
Hate Crime

How Governments Can Curb Anti-Sikh Discrimination

It starts with making sure efforts to stop hate crimes aren't themselves discriminatory.
Nick Chester
2.7.17
Features

How Does Caste Discrimination Affect the British Bhangra Scene?

Class division is tearing the UK's bhangra scene apart. Can music bring people back together again?
Nick Chester
1.25.17
prison

What Your First Day in Prison Is Like

We spoke to four ex-cons to find out how it feels to go from the outside to the inside.
Nick Chester
1.25.17
discrimination

Why Hasn't the UK Banned Caste Discrimination?

A survey we conducted in London found that 20 percent of people have been personally affected, so it's strange the government is still dragging its feet.
Nick Chester
1.6.17
Stuff

What It's Like to Be Albino When Everyone Thinks You're White

I'm a Muslim Brit-Pakistani, but my pale skin and hair make everyone assume I'm white European – and yes, it's weird.
Nick Chester
12.19.16
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