Life in Prison
Photos and Poetry from Inside a Romanian Prison
Between 2005 and 2008, fashion photographer Cosmin Bumbut visited Aiud prison in central Transylvania to photograph the inmates' daily life.
Răzvan Băltărețu, photos by Cosmin Bumbut
What It's Like to Be an Atheist in Prison When Only God Forgives
Between chaplains offering guidance and the 12-step programs spiritual undertones, what happens when you want rehabilitation without needing to find God?
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."
A Brief History of Prison Staff Having Relationships with Inmates
We asked a criminal psychologist about this phenomenon, in the wake of recent news of a prison nurse being banned from work after falling for a prisoner.
Former Inmates Tell Us About the Weirdest Things They Saw in Prison
"A pillowcase full of severed pigeon heads had been discovered in the inmate's cell."
How the Russian Mafia Salvaged My Brutal Year in Dubai Prison
Meet Karl Williams, a Londoner whose Dubai holiday basically went up in flames when he and his friends were arrested on drug charges in 2013.
Unsealed Transcript Shows How a Judge Justified Ross Ulbricht's Life Sentence
Read the transcript from the final day of the Silk Road trial.
Death Rights Behind Bars
Given 35 life terms, plus an extra 1,035 years, Martin Bryant will die in prison one way or another. But if he had his way, it would be sooner rather than later.
What Inmates Are Saying About Colorado Shooter James Holmes Getting Life in Prison
Some prisoners serving life sentences are upset that they are effectively receiving the same punishment as a man who gunned down 12 people in a movie theater.
James Holmes Was Just Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Aurora Colorado Theater Shooting
The jury didn't reach a unanimous decision.
Jodi Arias Got Life in Prison Without Parole at the End of Her Long, Bizarre Murder Trial
Five years after the brutal murder of Travis Alexander, and two years after the beginning of one of the most tabloid-friendly trials in recent years, Arias was finally sentenced in an Arizona courtroom.
We Went Inside a Maximum Security Prison That's Rehabilitating Criminals
Murder, mayhem, and meditation at Salinas Valley State Prison.