corrections

50 states of art

Female Inmates Bare Their Souls for Emotional Portraits in KY

Photographer Ashley Stinson set out to shoot women working in male-dominated industries. She ended up at a prison.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.7.17
50 states of art

Female Inmates Bare Their Souls for Emotional Portraits in KY

Photographer Ashley Stinson set out to shoot women working in male-dominated industries. She ended up at a prison.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.7.17
Photos

Photos of Teenagers' Lives in Limbo Between Incarceration and Freedom

Photographer Zora J. Murff's 'Corrections' chronicles the impact that constant monitoring has on the development of young offenders who have avoided incarceration, but are under probation.
Zora J. Murff
10.6.15
video

A Self-Professed Loser Notes All the Inaccuracies in 'WALL-E'

YouTuber Cinema Sins has a bone to pick with Pixar.
Rachel Pick
10.2.15
Health

When Prison Food Is a Punishment

Nutraloaf, a blend of several different kinds of food mashed together and baked into a flavorless loaf, is still served to prisoners across the country.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.23.15
News

Why I Invested in the Prison-Industrial Complex

Even in times of uncertainty, the corporations that build and operate prisons and jails seem guaranteed to turn a profit.
Michael Ames
8.10.15
News

New York City Is Creating a Bail Fund to Help People Get Out of Jail

Tucked away into New York's new budget is a bail fund of $1.4 million, but will it help reduce the population at notoriously brutal city jails like Rikers Island?
John Surico
6.29.15
News

Why Are Nigerians Flocking to Work in Texas Prisons?

Searching for a better life, a wave of African immigrants have taken jobs as corrections officers in the Lone Star State.
Maurice Chammah
6.3.15
News

Abusive Attica Prison Guards Are Losing Their Jobs but Not Their Freedom

"If defenseless people can't find justice in New York's legal system, who can expect them to believe in it?"
Tom Robbins
3.5.15
Travel

The Isolated Island Where New York's Unknown and Unclaimed Are Buried

Hundreds of thousands of bodies lie under the ground in Hart Island, but despite the efforts of activists, it remains difficult for families to find out if their relatives are buried there.
Tess A. Owen
2.20.15
News

Why Do Female Prison Guards Keep Having Sex with Inmates?

We asked a female corrections officer and a longtime prisoner for some perspective on why and how inmates manipulate the people who are supposed to be overseeing them.
Seth Ferranti
2.9.15
Stuff

The Unrelenting Novels of Thomas Bernhard

Often characterized by a seething loathing of social decor, patriotism, and ego, and fed by years spent suffering from tuberculosis and a gathering madness that would eventually force him to spend two years in a sanatorium, Bernhard's work is some of...
Blake Butler
4.17.13