Welcome to Issue 12 of News Inside. This last edition of 2022 features a range of topics, from how the FBI collects crime stats (“The Problem With The FBI’s Missing Crime Data”) to how America’s sheriffs — many of whom run jails — feel about key political issues (“We Surveyed U.S. Sheriffs. See Their Views on Power, Race and Immigration”).
But perhaps the most revealing feature is “Prison Money Diaries: What People Really Make (and Spend) Behind Bars.” We asked eight people to track what they earn from official jobs like prison observation aide and side hustles like running a sportsbook. What we found is that people either don’t make enough money or don’t make anything at all, but many of them find a way to survive.
In addition to our feature stories, we have personal essays, a new comic and our regular side dishes — Reader to Reader, the crossword puzzle and Thinking Inside the Box. See the full table of contents below. And if you’re struggling with holiday gift ideas for your incarcerated loved one, give them News Inside by using this link. It’s free.Table of Contents
4 I Spent Over 40 Years Working in Corrections. I Wasn't Ready For Rikers.
6 When It Comes To Voting in Jail, the Devil is in the Details.
7 The Problem With The FBI’s Missing Crime Data
8 Don't Expect Mass Prison Releases From Biden's Marijuana Clemency
10 We Surveyed U.S. Sheriffs. See Their Views on Power, Race and Immigration
17 Prison Money Diaries: What People Really Make (and Spend) Behind Bars
24 The Genius Speech That Changed My Life
26 Comic: Outside
28 Reader to Reader
31 In The Spotlight
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