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October 4, 2018
Shattering the Maximum Security Ceiling
“I want to do the work that the guys do.”
as told to
February 2, 2017
Working With Prisoners Makes It Hard To Be a Mom
Discipline at work, leniency at home—with doubts.
, as told to
November 15, 2016
Inmates Say They Paid a Bloody Price for a Guard's Injury
Prisoners describe a rampage by correctional officers in a New York prison.
April 11, 2016
The State That is Taking on the Prison Guards Union
For decades, New York state’s corrections officers union has held the power in disciplinary decisions.
December 20, 2015
Spotting the ‘Red Flags’ of Abusive Prison Guards
Under pressure, New York says it will better track correctional officers
October 20, 2015
New York City Jail Guards Are Fighting to Keep Their Records Secret
Amid abuse charges, union acts to ‘protect our officers.’
October 5, 2015
How to Deal with Prison Brutality
It’s time to take these cases away from local prosecutors.
September 27, 2015
Why It’s So Hard to Fire an Abusive Prison Guard
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.
July 13, 2015
For the First Time, Vermont Will Search Prison Staffers
The drug use that plagues the state now haunts its cellblocks.
December 23, 2014
Shifting Away from Solitary
More states have passed solitary confinement reforms this year than in the past 16 years.