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August 11, 2020
Breaking Out With A Bar of Soap
In Texas, prisoners are opening their cells to chat—and to riot.
March 2, 2020
No Glitter, No Glue, No Meth?
Can Texas prisons really stop contraband by banning greeting cards?
October 10, 2019
Finding Peace—and Briefly, Freedom—at My Grandfather’s Funeral
“Saying goodbye with the people who loved him—and me—I remember that I am not the tomb that imprisons me.”
Robert K. Wright
April 14, 2016
Should Prisoners Be Allowed to Have Facebook Pages?
A new policy in Texas limits inmates’ access to social media, creating a First Amendment conundrum.
December 28, 2015
Miami’s Notorious Jail Fights Back Against Rape
A 5-year turnaround is cited as a model of prevention.
April 3, 2015
Keep it simple, keep it religious.
March 27, 2015
Can Weaves Be Dangerous?
The problem of race and hair behind bars.
December 30, 2014
How it’s made, how it smells, and why ketchup is involved.
December 17, 2014
Do prison inmates have a right to privacy?
November 19, 2014
How women in prison remake makeup.