Incarceration

8.28.19

America’s Jails Are Pretending the Opioid Crisis Doesn't Exist

Correctional facilities refuse to provide medically assisted treatment for opioid withdrawal and people are dying at alarming rates as a result.

7.1.19

How Trans Inmates Are Getting Each Other Access to Treatment Inside

Through a grassroots letter-writing network, transgender inmates in Missouri are teaching each other how to demand the healthcare they need.

1.8.19

What It's Like Inside an 'Open' Prison

"Being in prison causes a lot of anguish. There’s nothing more than that, so we have to find a way to make confinement beneficial and not just a punishment."

11.20.18

What It's Like to Detox in Jail

The small, communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhea, vomit, and blood from overtaking the unit.

10.10.18

A Story of Friendship That Started with a Letter from Prison

On this week's episode of Queerly Beloved, a trans woman helps a gay incarcerated man reconnect with his mother after years of estrangement.

9.18.18

All the Terrible Things You See and Learn as a Guard in a Private Prison

Journalist Shane Bauer worked undercover in a Louisiana prison for four months. What he discovered was shocking.

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7.19.18

A Wrongfully Jailed Artist Confronts America's Legacy of Slavery

“Our country makes money off of black bodies by keeping them in jail,” says Gianni Lee.

7.6.18

These Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs Are Trying to Keep People Out of Prison

Unlocked Futures funds startups formed by and for people who have dealt with the justice system.

5.3.18

This Classically Trained Chef Makes Prison Food Taste Less Like Punishment

"I'm sort of a gastronomic social worker."

4.25.18

Southwe$t Mook Is Rap's New Underdog in "First Day In"

The Detroit based rapper puts a spin on Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares" as she details her own run-ins with the law in "First Day In."

4.23.18

We Went to a Fashion Show Inside a Brazilian Prison

What started as recreational crochet lessons for detainees turned into a private runway show.

4.17.18

Meek Mill: "I Feel Like I Will Be Free One Day"

In an interview with CNN, Meek Mill talks to Don Lemon about the possibility of a retrial for his 2017 arrest.

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