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Inside the Battle to Close Rikers
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
November 27, 2018
Why Is Karl Taylor Dead?
Our prisons are our mental wards. One fatal case in New York shows where that can lead.
April 19, 2018
Prison Is Already Scary. It's Even Worse During a Blackout
As darkness fell, nerves got rattled and rumors spread.
Derek R. Trumbo, Sr.
January 23, 2018
Nine Years With No Sunshine
A glitch in North Carolina law is trapping people for years in unequipped jails.
April 28, 2017
Just Another Week in Hell
The news from your local lockup is not good.
September 15, 2016
Sandra Bland, One Year Later
Her death at a Texas jail spurred a striking amount of reform talk across political lines.
March 24, 2016
The Deadly Consequences of Solitary With a Cellmate
Imagine living in a cell that’s smaller than a parking space — with a homicidal roommate.
March 4, 2016
Inside the 'Shithouse,' the Prison Unit Where Troubled Inmates Throw Feces at Guards
What it’s like to slowly lose your mind in the grossest corner of the prison-industrial complex.
January 7, 2016
How to Get Out of Solitary — One Step at a Time
New programs are easing inmates out of years of solitary confinement with surprising outcomes for both prisoners and corrections officers.
December 14, 2015
What Angola's Resigning Warden Is Leaving Behind
For 20 years, Burl Cain both punished and preached.