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News Inside

Let Them Tell It

Issue 12 of News Inside brings you news and views straight from people living and working in the system.

The cover of News Inside Issue 12.
The cover of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.
The cover of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

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.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

The pages of News Inside Issue 12. You can download the PDF here.

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

25 Crossword

26 Comic: Outside

28 Reader to Reader

31 In The Spotlight

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Lawrence Bartley Twitter Email is the publisher of The Marshall Project Inside, the organization’s publications intended specifically for incarcerated audiences. He is an accomplished public speaker and has provided multimedia content for CNN, PBS, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and more. News Inside is the recipient of the 2020 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media.