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Life Inside July 15
His disrespectful classroom antics could have sparked a fight. But as a former “hard case” myself, I was determined to help him.
Life Inside June 10
Jy’Aire Smith-Pennick suffered multiple traumas before age 18. He masked his pain with Percocet, weed and drug-selling. Now, at a Pennsylvania prison with the right programs, he’s finally starting to heal.
News December 17, 2020
His administration has funneled $30 million to Ashland University in Ohio. Critics say the school’s tablet-based program fails incarcerated students.
Coronavirus May 12, 2020
Youth lockups are supposed to rehabilitate kids, not punish them. The pandemic is making that harder than ever.
Life Inside December 12, 2019
I barely remember my birthplace, Jamaica, and I have no family left there. Frankly, I’m terrified.
Life Inside May 2, 2019
“I wondered if I knew more of their history if I would still view them the same way.”
Life Inside October 18, 2018
“I didn’t have a way to communicate. And they basically just flipped me the bird.”
Feature June 8, 2018
Can a violent adult jail teach kids to love school?
Life Inside April 5, 2018
“Taking classes helped me forget that I wasn’t free.”