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As correctional officers, we are conditioned to call prisoners ‘inmates.’ But at Sing Sing, where I worked for 25 years, that was as bad as calling them a snitch.
Coronavirus April 8
The Marshall Project is collecting data on COVID-19 infections in state and federal prisons. See how the virus has affected correctional facilities where you live.
Public health experts worry that high refusal rates could undermine efforts to control the pandemic inside and outside of prisons.
Life Inside January 21
Doing time during a pandemic can mean fighting for your turn to wash your body or call your family. Inside one man’s battle with an inaudible loudspeaker, weary guards and a dysfunctional process.
News December 21, 2020
Ohio guard members patrolling inside prisons trained for a fraction of the 5 weeks required of correction officers.
Life Inside July 23, 2020
Since the killing of George Floyd, protesters have started to change the way we think about law enforcement. Will it trickle into prisons?
Life Inside May 28, 2020
“After close to 22 years inside, I thought I had seen everything when it comes to the Department of Corrections using impossible-to-follow rules to punish prisoners. I was wrong.”
Coronavirus April 2, 2020
As COVID-19 fear grows among prisoners and guards, concerns rise about possible unrest.
Life Inside April 1, 2020
“I tell my husband to keep my son in another room, while I put my uniform in a trash bag and take a long shower.”
Life Inside February 13, 2020
“We took off his wrist restraints and gave him pen and paper. He drew up a storm.”