life behind bars

5.21.16

How Prisoners Exaggerate and Bullshit About What They'll Do On the Outside

"Inmates tend to have many fruitless conversations. The average, hour-long prison conversation is like this: I lie for 20 minutes, you lie for 20 minutes, and for 20 minutes we discuss each other lies."

10.6.15

Infographic: A Breakdown of America's Life Behind Bars

When it comes to prisons, the US favors quantity over quality. We lock up millions and then release them ill-equipped to reenter society, hampered by debt from prison fees, and barred from certain forms of government assistance.

7.6.14

We Went Inside a Maximum Security Prison That's Rehabilitating Criminals

Murder, mayhem, and meditation at Salinas Valley State Prison.

11.20.13

Inside Bosnia's Bleak Zenica Prison

The guards are undertrained and don't pay the inmates enough attention, and the prisoners in turn are often mentally ill, vulnerable, and prone to harming themselves. One man swallowed a rusty spoon and demanded plastic surgery to fix his swollen belly.

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