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Life Inside July 5, 2018
How one former inmate found healing—and himself—through music.
Life Inside November 13, 2019
“It’s conflicting, I imagine, to hear how someone who once took a life thinks about living a good life.”
Life Inside December 12, 2019
I barely remember my birthplace, Jamaica, and I have no family left there. Frankly, I’m terrified.
News January 30
His lawyer said he remained in custody in an ICE detention facility.
The Frame May 3, 2016
An encounter with the Bard transforms a troupe of inmate actors.
Feature April 9, 2018
How nearly 2,000 cameras tamed America’s most notorious prison
Life Inside May 2
“I wondered if I knew more of their history if I would still view them the same way.”
Life Inside October 10
“Saying goodbye with the people who loved him—and me—I remember that I am not the tomb that imprisons me.”
Life Inside April 26, 2018
“With my new lease on life, I still remember the one I took.”
Life Inside March 28
It took me more than 20 years to become a lieutenant colonel. Then I was sent to Leavenworth.
Commentary December 27, 2018
Finish the year strong with journalism that makes a difference.
News June 7
Broken spoons, beard trimmer parts and other ingenious, sometimes dangerous, tools used by incarcerated body artists.
Commentary December 17
We need a broad national effort to recruit and place volunteers to educate and counsel incarcerated people.
Q&A May 11, 2016
Rick Stevens on his three decades locked up and his return to performing.
Feature September 3, 2018
Andrew Goldstein's crime set in motion a dramatic shift in how we care for the violent mentally ill. Including for himself—when he's released this month.
Life Inside June 6
I had a shot at being the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Then I was convicted of murder.
Life Inside May 31, 2018
“We leaned on each other. We found reasons to laugh while in agony.”
Feature September 8, 2015
Why people are using sites like Yelp to vent and offer tips about prison and jail.
Life Inside December 7, 2017
A “baby-faced kid” comes of age while incarcerated.
The Lowdown March 26, 2015
How some inmates hack, rewire, and retool their radios to create walkie-talkies.
Looking Back May 21, 2015
Cook County Jail will soon be run by a mental health professional. And it’s not the first time.
The Frame May 16, 2016
A new book explores a time when Texas prisons promoted rehabilitation through a wildly successful radio show.
Feature June 1, 2015
Three states, three ways to kill a human being.
Life Inside March 22, 2018
Featuring an “impresario,” a gyrating orange juggler, and an audience-pleasing grand finale.
News April 11, 2016
For decades, New York state’s corrections officers union has held the power in disciplinary decisions.
Life Inside October 28
“Even in prison, I didn’t feel so overwhelmed with worry about doing something wrong when I’m doing everything right.”
Life Inside January 23
“It can be exhausting to tell and retell your painful story just to get people to listen to you about other things.”
Feature March 22, 2019
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
Life Inside June 2, 2015
In which the rookie learns what police really think.
Feature September 27, 2015
Corrections officials say he injured an inmate and lied about it. He’s still a state employee. He’s more the rule than the exception.
Feature February 12, 2016
Black Lives Matter took center stage in 2015’s hip-hop and R&B.
Feature July 16, 2018
How am I doing? Check the sentiment meter.
Commentary February 5, 2018
“What name for this thing we’ve become? For stigma, close as kin?”
Feature February 7
Allegations in a Missouri lawsuit shed light on how some jail officials use restraint chairs, which have been linked to dozens of deaths.
Feature February 28, 2015
A savage beating, a culture “beyond repair.”
Feature May 4, 2016
David Clarke, the Trump-loving, pro-mass-incarceration Fox News favorite, is challenging criminal-justice reform—and stereotypes.
Southside October 30, 2018
Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his crew tortured false confessions out of hundreds of black men. Decades later, the survivors fought for reparations.
Feature November 27, 2018
Our prisons are our mental wards. One fatal case in New York shows where that can lead.
Feature August 4, 2015
Should prison sentences be based on crimes that haven’t been committed yet?