prison

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Bill Cosby Said He’s a 'Political Prisoner’ and Compared Himself to Gandhi

His press guy is pushing the idea that Cosby is in prison not for rape, but in retribution for his work toward racial justice.
Allie Conti
2.14.19
prison

I Got Banned from Visiting These Canadian Prisons After Reporting Alleged Abuses

When a journalist’s freedoms are infringed, the primary victims are those whose voices are silenced.
Thomas Rohner
2.12.19
prison reform

The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think

How it's become an agency of social control.
Seth Ferranti
1.14.19
prison

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."
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
1.8.19
true crime

What Inmates Are Saying About Trump Possibly Going to Prison

"There would have to be some kind of protective custody situation."
Seth Ferranti
12.25.18
true crime

We Asked Inmates How Michael Cohen Will Get Treated in Prison

"The guy is one of the most well-known snitches in America right now. And I don't care what prison he goes to—he's hit!"
Seth Ferranti
12.14.18
true crime

This Jail Is Accused of Favoring Christians Who Agree to Live in 'God Pod'

Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.
Kira Lerner
12.10.18
Criminal Justice

What Inmates Are Saying About Trump's Plan to Shorten Prison Sentences

“They give us hope and they take it away.”
Seth Ferranti
11.27.18
true crime

What Inmates Are Saying About the Brutal Prison Hit on Whitey Bulger

"He got what he had coming to him."
Seth Ferranti
11.1.18
true crime

How Men in Prison Reacted to Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

"The hypocrisy in this country, and in our leaders, is astounding."
Seth Ferranti
10.16.18
crime

The Strange, Brutal Connection Between Russian Prison Tats and Playing Cards

"Tea or cigarettes might be wagered, but also fingers, ears, eyes, or even the lives of other inmates—or the life of the player himself."
Alex Norcia
10.10.18
true crime

What Happens When Your Dad Raises Your Whole Family to Be Criminals

"Rooster Bogle would take his sons out once a week or so to visit a prison near Salem, Oregon where they lived and say, 'Look carefully, boys, because when you grow up, this is where you're going to live.'"
Seth Ferranti
10.9.18
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