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Corporate Confession: Gangs Ran This Private Prison
What happened in Mississippi when no one wanted dangerous, low-paying guard jobs.
What the Government Shutdown Looks Like Inside Federal Prisons
Family visits canceled, guards driving for Uber, rising tensions and more.
October 25, 2018
Freaky Friday, Prison-Style
At a Kentucky prison, inmates and staff switch places during a “re-entry to society” role-playing game.
Derek R. Trumbo, Sr.
October 4, 2018
Shattering the Maximum Security Ceiling
“I want to do the work that the guys do.”
as told to
September 20, 2018
When Prisoners Say #MeToo
“Amazing, isn’t it, that a movement can ripple so widely?”
August 9, 2018
How I Befriended a Prisoner on Suicide Watch
I looked into her eyes and told her, “Promise me you won’t hurt yourself again.”
as told to
Mustafa Z. Mirza
Case in Point
August 6, 2018
Is There a Right Not to Snitch?
An inmate tests a new patch of constitutional ground.
April 9, 2018
Spying on Attica
How nearly 2,000 cameras tamed America’s most notorious prison
John J. Lennon
February 8, 2018
My Sexual Harassers Were Behind Bars. I Was Their Guard.
“I’ve seen more men masturbate than I can count.”
Talisa J. Carter
November 9, 2017
The Unique Sexual Harassment Problem Female Prison Workers Face
When women report abuse from the men in their custody.