Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Prisoners How to Code
Oregon prisons have banned dozens of books about technology and programming, like 'Microsoft Excel 2016 for Dummies,' citing security reasons. The state isn't alone.
New Zealand Prisons Installed Almost 200 Slushie Machines Last Year
The leader of the country’s National Party is calling the machines an “extraordinary waste of taxpayers’ money."
Fighting Inequality in the Ever-Expanding Legal Weed Industry
These women of color advocates explain how cannabis businesses must break the cycle of injustice with community investment and equal access.
Prison Guards Told Us What It's Like Working with the Most Violent Inmates
In British prisons, "one percenters" are those deemed so unruly that they spend the majority of their sentences in solitary confinement.
Prison Escapees Describe How They Did It
"Other inmates attacked the guards. Being of a slightly mellower constitution, I stole an ice cream and went for a walk in the sun."
A Former Dannemora Prison Guard Penned a Wild Account of the Famous Escape
After feeling news reports got the story wrong, Charles A. Gardner wanted to tell his insider's tale.
Danish Convicts Explain Why They Would Rather Be in Prison Than Be on House Arrest
"It was hard for me to live a normal life as a parent. I needed to go back to prison to get some peace and quiet."
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Martin Shkreli Seems to Be Running His Company from Prison with an Illegal Phone
Looks like Pharma Bro somehow just screwed himself over—again.
HBO’s New Film ‘O.G.’ Was Shot in an Active Prison
We spoke to star Jeffrey Wright about the unique and real experience that saw him acting alongside real prisoners and guards.
ICE's Rapid Expansion Has Led to Chickenpox, Quarantines, and Desperation
Lawyers say that one detention facility run by a private prison company has been beset by health crises and isn't even properly licensed.
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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.
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.