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February 13, 2020
I Struggled to Help a Prisoner. In Norway, I Found a Better Way
“We took off his wrist restraints and gave him pen and paper. He drew up a storm.”
as told to
October 9, 2018
More Women Are Behind Bars Now. One Prison Wants to Change That.
Connecticut’s WORTH program uses therapy, classes and mentoring to try to keep women from coming back.
June 22, 2015
The Stiff Competition to Work in German Prisons
How Germany does prison, day five.
June 19, 2015
How Germany Treats Juveniles
Inside the German prison system, day four.
June 18, 2015
Can German Prisons Teach America how to Handle Its Most Violent Criminals?
How Germany does prison, day three.
June 17, 2015
Germany’s Kinder, Gentler, Safer Prisons
Blank stares and culture shock. How Germany does prison, day two.
June 16, 2015
How Germany Does Prison
Americans on a mind-boggling incarceration road trip. Day One.