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Life Inside May 24
“This is the path my life had to take so I could be strong.”
Life Inside March 8
A federal inmate feels helpless as her partner’s health deteriorates.
News January 12
An uproar over cost, selection — and coloring books.
News January 4
It just got a lot harder to send a care package to New York prisoners.
Feature December 21, 2017
Inside the booming market for food in pouches, clear electronics, pocket-less clothing and other corrections-approved goods.
Life Inside November 2, 2017
People say the darndest things when they hear your spouse is incarcerated.
News November 2, 2017
“Fat chance!” is giving way to “Well, maybe…”
Feature October 26, 2017
The American criminal justice system consists of 2.2 million people behind bars, plus tens of millions of family members, corrections and police officers, parolees, victims of crime, judges, prosecutors and defenders.
Life Inside October 12, 2017
For two women getting hitched at Rikers Island, the ceremony was short and bittersweet.
News October 11, 2017
The change comes months after a Marshall Project investigation.
News September 19, 2017
Faulty and outdated technology is pervasive, and upgrades are slow in coming.
Life Inside September 14, 2017
A mother with debts — and cancer — wonders if she’ll ever see her incarcerated children again.
Life Inside May 25, 2017
A reflection on “the improbability of us.”
News March 3, 2017
The announcement comes just hours after we highlighted the practice.
News March 2, 2017
For 40 years, many parents have had to pay for their children's incarceration, but that may be changing.
Life Inside February 16, 2017
‘I can’t touch him and comfort him.’
Life Inside February 9, 2017
For the best man, a fleeting moment of humanity.
Case in Point January 9, 2017
Alabama never forgave Phillip Chance for running away.
Life Inside January 5, 2017
A grandmother struggles to explain the unexplainable.
Life Inside December 22, 2016
In cell 62, another birthday turns into another day alone.
News December 20, 2016
In the last days of the Obama administration, regulators quietly ease the child support burden on parents in prison.
News September 6, 2016
A strict new policy begins after "a security violation".
Life Inside June 30, 2016
“Drive whenever you go anywhere, get your financial house in order, finalize your will, take baths, and cry.”
Feature June 28, 2016
I grew up idolizing my brother. Then he killed a man.
Life Inside May 5, 2016
On living with, and sharing, that information for a lifetime.
Life Inside April 28, 2016
“Sometimes I won’t hear from my family in years.”
The Frame March 13, 2016
“Shout outs” on the air led to van rides to the supermax.
Life Inside February 18, 2016
Life, restricted.
Life Inside February 5, 2016
One crinkly letter at a time.
News January 19, 2016
Jail time increasingly gives way to residential programs.
The Frame December 29, 2015
A choreographer explores separation and alienation in our prison system.
Life Inside December 11, 2015
On loss behind bars.
News October 22, 2015
Phone home, go broke.
Feature October 18, 2015
New regulations would give parents in prison the right to pause child support payments, but opponents say it undercuts welfare reform.
Feature September 8, 2015
Why people are using sites like Yelp to vent and offer tips about prison and jail.
Justice Lab June 4, 2015
Surprising new research suggests parolees who go somewhere new are less likely to offend again.
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.
Feature April 15, 2015
A doula offers a little comfort for a birth behind bars.
The Lowdown February 11, 2015
Why they’re disappearing, which states still use them, and what really happens during those overnight visits.
News February 11, 2015
Happiness is a family sleepover.
Asked and Answered November 20, 2014
What can Charles Manson’s fiancee expect? The experience of this inmate’s wife offers some clues.