When Carlos "Crazy Charlie" Lehder of the Medellin cartel, was eventually taken down for his drug crimes, the prosecutors compared his cocaine transportation system to what Henry Ford was to automobiles.
Today, drug cartels and Latin American gangs are run by a type of criminal described by journalist Ioan Grillo as "part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star." We spoke to the reporter about his new book documenting the rise of these super criminals.
It's rare to find the equipment and playing partners you need to make music behind bars, but a rock trio called the Institution managed it.
Nick Vedros's photo project Faces of Changes aims to humanize the men and women who are actively changing their lives through a prison rehabilitation program aimed to lower recidivism rates.
For prisoners, a hit of LSD can expand the mind, as well as the walls of their cells.
The monthly magazine that Paul Wright founded from his jail cell now has a circulation of 10,000—and a reputation for not being afraid to fight the government to get its issues into prisoners' hands.
In a new book by Scott M. Deitche called "Cocktail Noir," the true crime writer explores the bonds between cocktails and organized crime.
Mankind just can't stop going wild over gruesome, unthinkable murder.
In his new documentary, filmmaker Stanley Nelson shows how the same issues that spurred the Black Panthers to organise 50 years ago are still relevant today.
One inmate says that prison gangs and even guards team up to assault and sometimes kill sex offenders.
He broke down how much the devices cost, their availability, how they get in, what they're being used for and the consequences of getting caught with one.
We asked a female corrections officer and a longtime prisoner for some perspective on why and how inmates manipulate the people who are supposed to be overseeing them.