Judge Says Minnesota Violated Sex Offenders' Rights With Indefinite Treatment Program
The judge told officials if they didn't present an acceptable plan for reform, he might be forced to release hundreds of sex offenders from two state facilities.
In the Margins
What It's Like to Spend St. Patrick's Day in Prison
Corned beef and cabbage were served on St. Patrick's Day every year I spent in prison, a testament to the racial politics of the prison-industrial complex.
Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?
One inmate says that prison gangs and even guards team up to assault and sometimes kill sex offenders.
The Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Prison Tattoos
We spoke to the publisher of a book about Soviet prison ink about what tattoos would mark you as a thief, a homosexual, or a high-ranking criminal.
A New Pennsylvania Law Tramples the Free Speech Rights of Prisoners
Pennsylvania just passed a law targeting the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by prisoners. But for many inmates, writing is the only way out of a life of drugs and crime.