Prison System

prison

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
9.18.18
crime

Three employees charged in death of inmate at jail overseen by Sheriff David Clarke

Prosecutors say two employees deliberately cut off the inmate's water supply before a commander helped them cover it up.
Alexa Liautaud
2.13.18
prison

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
1.3.18
police

15 men were framed by corrupt Chicago cops. Now they're being exonerated.

Alexa Liautaud
11.17.17
Stuff

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
11.10.16
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
10.24.16
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
3.23.16
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
1.18.16
News

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
12.8.15
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
10.26.15
News

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
8.12.15
americas

Michigan Is Booting Aramark From Its Prisons, but Not Over Rat-and-Maggot-Tainted Food

A disagreement over financing comes after the company's allegedly unsanitary and unsafe working conditions made headlines in the state and around the country.
Colleen Curry
7.14.15
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