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Florida's Prisoners Are Getting Screwed Out of $11 Million of Music They Purchased
A new multimedia tablet program means that inmates will be unable to keep the mp3s and players they purchased under a previous for-profit program.
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New York City Is Finally Done Sending Teens to Solitary
Punitive segregation—a.k.a. solitary confinement—is history for all inmates 21 or younger in America's largest city.
Everything We Know About the Thursday Attack on a Rikers Island Prison Guard
Raymond Calderon was placed in a chokehold and slashed with a sharp object by a group of men alleged to have gang ties.
The Legacy of Violence at the Manhattan Jail Known as the 'Tombs'
Though Rikers Island has gotten the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals.
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Video Has Surfaced of New Zealand Prisoners Holding Organized Fights in Their Cells
Cell phones are prohibited at the 120-year-old prison, as is fighting, so there's an understandable amount of confusion and embarrassment surrounding the release of the footage on YouTube.
A Former Rikers Island Inmate Is Trying to Fix New York's Dysfunctional Jails
Stanley Richards just got appointed to the NYC Board of Correction, which oversees all the city's jails, including the one he used to call home.
A Rikers Corrections Officer Was Fired After Missing Work Because Her Husband Shot Her in the Face
Now Janine Howard is suing the New York Department of Corrections. "I feel victimized," she said. "I feel like my safety and security can just be taken from me at anytime."
We Spoke to Charles Manson’s Guitarist About Making Art While Serving Time for Murder
Bobby Beausoleil was an associate of Charles Manson who murdered Gary Hinman, a crime for which he was sentenced to death. But in the years since, he's become a prolific artist.
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.
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How an Aryan Brotherhood Prison-Gang General Became a Snitch
The rules for prison gangs are clear, and "no snitching" is at the top of the list. So why did Lil' Wood turn on his former brothers?
The Feds Are Suing New York City Because Rikers Island Is a Hellhole
US Attorney Preet Bharara says Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking too long to reform the notoriously horrific collection of jails.
I Got 90 Days in the Hole for Buying Souls in Prison
There are many things you can do wrong in prison, mostly of the violent sort, but you can also commit metaphysical crimes and end up in solitary confinement.