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Police officers, lawyers, inmates, and others answer our questions.
Asked and Answered May 22, 2015
An Oklahoma corrections officer on the stress and danger of understaffing, and why each inmate should be given a joint twice a day.
Asked and Answered May 6, 2015
A 32-year-old woman on what it’s like being engaged to someone serving a life sentence, long-distance romantic gestures, and the cost of each visit.
Asked and Answered March 25, 2015
A New York City cop of over 20 years on the media’s ignorance, the benefits of stop-and-frisk, and why he wishes he could live in New Jersey.
Asked and Answered March 17, 2015
Daniel Luke, a 45-year-old former inmate from Oregon, on his time behind bars and what he struggles with now that he’s out.
Asked and Answered January 22, 2015
A New York parole officer on GPS monitoring, the biggest challenges facing former inmates, and whether parole makes a difference.
Asked and Answered January 6, 2015
A Texas prosecutor on drug laws, jury bias, and the worst part of his job.
Asked and Answered December 12, 2014
An Ohio cop of 17 years on drug laws, body cameras, and the police’s race problem.
Asked and Answered November 20, 2014
What can Charles Manson’s fiancee expect? The experience of this inmate’s wife offers some clues.