Reentry

7.19.19

Watch China's Space Station Fall to Earth

The 34-foot long spacecraft was mostly destroyed during reentry on Friday, though some debris fell into the South Pacific sea.

6.18.19

Watch Scientists Torch a Satellite to Help Protect People From Space Debris

Burning up satellite parts in laboratories could help reduce the amount of space debris that impacts Earth.

3.7.18

Why Is China Burning Up Its Space Station in the Sky?

Tiangong-1 is on track to destroy itself during reentry within the next month.

8.21.16

Ex-Cons Remember Their Worst Jobs After Being Released from Prison

From a gig as a farm hand that involved fixing a cow's prolapsed vagina, to a job that involved picking up trash while walking through raw sewage.

5.21.16

How Prisoners Exaggerate and Bullshit About What They'll Do On the Outside

"Inmates tend to have many fruitless conversations. The average, hour-long prison conversation is like this: I lie for 20 minutes, you lie for 20 minutes, and for 20 minutes we discuss each other lies."

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4.14.16

The Terrible, Real-Life Consequences of California’s Three-Strikes Law

Talking to the filmmakers behind a powerful new documentary about one of the most notorious criminal justice excesses in American history.

10.9.15

What Federal Prisoners Are Saying About the 6,000 Inmates Getting Released This Fall

"Everyone in here is saying that only a black president would do something like this."

10.2.15

How a Woman Locked Up with Breast Cancer Became a Prison Activist

Sue Ellen Allen went to prison when she was 57 years old and emerged determined to improve conditions for every woman who goes to prison.

9.24.15

A Former Prison Gang 'Shot Caller' Describes His Troubles Rejoining Society

The adjustment patterns that many people find necessary to cope in a "correctional" setting contrast with the adjustment patterns that tend to produce success in society.

9.23.15
8.3.15

How America's Criminal Justice System Traps Low-Level Offenders

I've seen firsthand how the system makes it difficult for jail inmates who have committed minor crimes to get out and stay out of a cell.

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