Prison System


All the Terrible Things You See and Learn as a Guard in a Private Prison

Journalist Shane Bauer worked undercover in a Louisiana prison for four months. What he discovered was shocking.
Seth Ferranti

Ex-Prisoners Tell Us About Their Worst Cellmate

"I told him J.R.R. Tolkien didn't invent elves. He told me to close the door. I knew he wanted to fight."
Nick Chester

I Got My Car Fixed in a Polish Prison

Warsaw's Rakowiecka Prison doesn't advertise—since it's one of the best car repair centers in the city, word of mouth is enough to keep the inmates busy.
Ana Zalewska
mental health

The Grandma Suing a Utah Prison Over Her Teenage Grandson's Suicide

Janet Crane alleges her intellectually disabled grandson spent most of his life being bullied, beaten and abused in various Utah facilities. Now she's fighting for justice.
Sirin Kale
The We Missed You Issue

Why Are So Many Inmates Dying at the Eloy Immigration Center?

Within reach of his family and freedom, why would migrant José de Jesús Deniz-Sahagun commit suicide?
Jesse Barron
Internet Exploring

Watch Killer Mike Speak on Gun Control, Wall Street, and Criminal Justice Reform

"I'm more afraid of Wall Street banks than I am guns."
Noisey Staff

What It's Like to Have a Parent in Prison

A new report released last week in the UK examines how families are treated by prison staff and how intimidating these visits can be for them.
Alun Evans
The Prison Issue

The Myth of the Lone Wolf

Prison might be more influential than we'd like to admit in creating "lone wolf" terrorists.
Jason Burke

How the British Prison System Fails Female Criminals

Subjecting nonviolent women to the penal torment and social stigma of prison does a hell of a lot more harm than good—for both the inmates and their children.
Maya Oppenheim

Saving the Environment with Criminals from Bucharest

Since 2007, Romania's courts have been giving criminals a choice between prison and disassembling electronics in warehouses.
Alex Nedea, Photos: George Popescu

Does the US Prison System Expose Transgender Prisoners to Rape?

Last Friday, a district court judge ruled that a former transgender prisoner who was raped had no right to sue Orange County, Florida, for showing deliberate indifference to her safety.
Allie Conti