Robert Rosso

News

Why White-Collar Criminals Think the Panama Papers Won't Change Shit

A current prisoner who used to hang with Bernie Madoff asked some convicted financial criminals for their take.
Robert Rosso
4.18.16
Stuff

My Memories of Christmas in Prison Are Dark and Complex

Even in a nicer prison, there are reminders everywhere that Christmas in lockup is about as real a holiday as the plastic needles on our fake trees.​
Robert Rosso
12.25.15
News

Talking to Convicted Felons About Gun Control and Mass Shootings

These inmates have first-hand experience with gun activity—legal and otherwise—and most of them are skeptical the government can or will do anything to limit Americans' access to firearms.
Robert Rosso
12.10.15
News

What Federal Drug Offenders Are Saying About Congress Reforming Mandatory Minimums

Politicians are mulling changes to the law, but many prisoners are worried they'll slip through the cracks.
Robert Rosso
10.12.15
America Incarcerated

My Struggle to Work as a Journalist Inside Prison

It was common practice for the Email Police, as we called them, to reject my incoming and outgoing messages. I once had all of my emails rejected for 72 hours straight—emails that said things like, "I love you mom," and "I'm going outside for a walk."
Robert Rosso
9.24.15
Stuff

My Memories of What 9/11 Was Like in Prison

First inmates cheered the suffering of the government that locked them up. Then they turned on the Muslims in the cells next to their own.
Robert Rosso
9.11.15
News

What Inmates Are Saying About Colorado Shooter James Holmes Getting Life in Prison

Some prisoners serving life sentences are upset that they are effectively receiving the same punishment as a man who gunned down 12 people in a movie theater.
Robert Rosso
8.31.15