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Feature April 9
How nearly 2,000 cameras tamed America’s most notorious prison
Life Inside February 8
“I’ve seen more men masturbate than I can count.”
News November 9, 2017
When women report abuse from the men in their custody.
Life Inside October 5, 2017
The 24/7 nature of corrections work can make it all-consuming.
Life Inside July 20, 2017
An inmate remembers his bond with a prison employee who was more than just “one of them.”
Case in Point July 17, 2017
Under “qualified immunity,” often no one.
News June 14, 2017
An intensive study and new programs to combat stress that often goes overlooked.
Life Inside March 30, 2017
A prison psychologist mourns a patient he tried to save.
Life Inside February 2, 2017
Discipline at work, leniency at home—with doubts.
Life Inside October 13, 2016
“No one wants to be accused of being ‘inmate-friendly.’”
Feature July 6, 2016
Tens of thousands of people every year are packed into vans run by for-profit companies with almost no oversight.
News April 11, 2016
For decades, New York state’s corrections officers union has held the power in disciplinary decisions.
Feature February 28, 2016
Listening in on watercooler chatter online.
Life Inside February 25, 2016
When the people in charge are homophobic.
Life Inside January 8, 2016
Finger handshakes, the toilet phone, and the “shoe bomber.”
Feature January 7, 2016
New programs are easing inmates out of years of solitary confinement with surprising outcomes for both prisoners and corrections officers.
News December 20, 2015
Under pressure, New York says it will better track correctional officers
Life Inside December 11, 2015
On loss behind bars.
News December 11, 2015
‘I never thought people would care.’
News October 20, 2015
Amid abuse charges, union acts to ‘protect our officers.’
Commentary October 5, 2015
It’s time to take these cases away from local prosecutors.
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.
News July 13, 2015
The drug use that plagues the state now haunts its cellblocks.
Justice Lab July 13, 2015
Besides the danger, being ignored.
Commentary June 26, 2015
A former CO — and first-time OITNB-watcher — weighs in.
News June 22, 2015
How Germany does prison, day five.
News June 5, 2015
In Mississippi prisons last year, half the officers quit.
Feature June 3, 2015
An immigration trend changes the face of corrections.
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.
News May 17, 2015
Justice Department to study brutality in troubled prison.
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.
News March 19, 2015
A story of brutality clears the prison censors.
News March 5, 2015
And defend their decision to play it safe.
News March 2, 2015
Brutal beating resolved with a misdemeanor plea.
Feature February 28, 2015
A savage beating, a culture “beyond repair.”
Life Inside February 5, 2015
The life of a transgender corrections officer.
News January 27, 2015
A new report details abuse of blind, deaf and disabled inmates in a Texas prison.
News January 14, 2015
Now comes the hard part.
Feature December 22, 2014
The very sleep-deprived life of a corrections officer.
Commentary December 17, 2014
A close look at the L.A. County Jail settlement
News December 17, 2014
Do prison inmates have a right to privacy?
The Rules December 3, 2014
Punishing the act of self-pleasure.