Sophie Brown

crime

What It's Like To Lose Your Sister in an Honor Killing

Banaz Mahmod was murdered by her father and uncle even after reporting her fears to the police multiple times. A decade later, her sister Payzee believes that British police still aren't taking honor killings seriously.
Sophie Brown
4.25.19
crime

What It's Really Like to Work with Rapists in Prison

Most people would run from the prospect of working with convicted sex offenders. But some women and rape survivors relish it as a way to reclaim power.
Sophie Brown
5.25.17
prison

The Decline of UK Prisons, As Told by Its Corrections Officers

Prison officers who've worked through various decades since the 1970s talk about how UK prisons have changed over the past 50 years.
Sophie Brown
5.10.17
crime

Current and Former Fugitives Talk About Being on the Run from Police

We spoke to a guy currently on the run, one who was caught and is currently in prison, and another who's now free, about hiding out from the law.
Sophie Brown
3.28.17
Stuff

Ex-Convicts Tell Us What They Noticed About the World After Leaving Prison

"What no one tells you is that you'll be so excited to eat real food that you'll put back on the weight you lost from malnutrition inside."
Sophie Brown
8.6.16
Sports

My Life as a UK Football Hooligan in the 1980s

With all the street fights and police face-offs, the Baby Squad of Leicester crossed racial divides and created an unexpected utopia in a changing city.
Sophie Brown
5.1.16
politics

The Unique Hell of Loving Someone in Jail

Thousands of men are incarcerated in prisons all over the world, marking an end to their freedom—sometimes permanently. For their mothers, daughters, and partners, the sentence marks the beginning of a painful struggle.
Sophie Brown
4.1.16