My Execution, 20 Days Away
In Arkansas, eight men are scheduled to die by lethal injection this month. Here is one of their stories.
My Son Was Murdered Two Years Ago and I’m Still Searching for Answers
Will an arrest ever happen?
Why the Friendships You Make in Prison Should Stay Behind Bars
In federal prison, you form friendships with unlikely people. What happens after that is sensitive.
My Daughter Died After Spending Four Days in Jail
I thought getting arrested might help my daughter kick heroin. I was wrong.
When Your Cellmate is Mentally Ill
Even before Rob moved in, I'd already heard he was a bit... off.
The Terror and Joy of Stepping Outside Prison After 17 Years
Used to having a roof over my head, a wall or fence around me, and my peripheral vision obscured by bars or wire, I now felt vertigo. But it was a brief taste of quasi-freedom.
The Night I Killed a Man
Sitting here in this dark, cramped cage, unable to sleep, haunted by these reminders of what brought me here, I can't help but hate myself for what I did.
What I've Learned Cutting Hair in Jail
A cut means more inside than it does on the street, and that's especially true in solitary—where some guys haven't seen their own reflection in a month.
How Being a Sports Bookie Helped Me Live Comfortably in Prison
I got to the point where I easily made $16,000 each month.
What You Do While You Wait for Your Husband to Go to Prison
Together you get your financial house in order, finalize his will, take baths, and cry.
I’m a Cop Who Went Viral for Not Killing a Man
He came at me with a knife screaming "Kill me!" and "I'm going to kill you." I shot him once in the stomach, but stopped there.
I Survived a Suicide Attempt in Jail
I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in a suicide smock rolling around on the floor in a concrete room.