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December 16, 2021
Writing Is My Main Freedom. One Day My Work Disappeared.
A software change in my prison-issued electronic tablet ate up my drafts and eliminated basic writing tools. That may sound minor, but try sending a poem to your kid without line breaks.
March 2, 2020
No Glitter, No Glue, No Meth?
Can Texas prisons really stop contraband by banning greeting cards?
June 28, 2018
This Prison Won't Let Me Read “Game of Thrones”
Navigating the sometimes weird, arcane rules about inmate contraband.
June 28, 2016
Meet the Full-Service Social Media Secretary for Prisoners
How Renea Royster gives prisoners access to the digital world.
February 12, 2015
How prison pen pal services became the new OkCupid.