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John J. Lennon, 42, is a contributing writer for The Marshall Project and a contributing editor at Esquire. His work, available on his website, has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Quartz, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Hedgehog Review and other publications. He is serving 28 years to life for second-degree murder at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York.
Life Inside April 14
Trying to stay alive in Sing Sing.
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.”
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.
Feature April 9, 2018
How nearly 2,000 cameras tamed America’s most notorious prison
Life Inside November 3, 2016
“Yo… this dude Trump is outta line!”
Life Inside November 15, 2014
An aging bank robber faces the end.