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Inside Out October 14
Lockups use unreliable tests to claim that lawyers are sending drugs to their clients behind bars.
Life Inside October 5
Rikers Island has been notorious for violence and neglect for decades. But detainees, corrections officers and officials tell us the New York City jail complex has plunged into a new state of emergency.
Inside Out September 23
Could changes in jailers’ attitudes lead to better jail conditions and fewer deaths?
Life Inside August 12
While Corey Devon Arthur was quarantining, people in the unit got tablets equipped with telephone apps. “If we all had the option to use a phone app, the value of violence would plunge,” he writes.
News July 15
Behind bars, drug use is rampant and uniquely deadly, new data shows.
The Frame July 14
Photographer, artist and anthropologist Cinthya Santos-Briones partners with formerly detained immigrants to shine a light on the insular “architecture of punishment” in New Jersey.
News June 7
Judges, prosecutors and sheriffs in many states sent people home instead of to jail last year, but new data suggests the change is not lasting.
News October 27, 2020
We asked people behind bars what services and programs could have changed the course of their lives. Therapy, affordable housing and a living wage topped the list.
News October 26, 2020
The majority of the 745,000 people held in local jails can vote, but few do. Advocates say it’s voter suppression on a national scale.
Feature September 19, 2020
Will demands for law enforcement accountability reach popular tough-on-crime sheriffs? A Florida race offers a test.