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A Pacifist's Plan to Survive the Violent World of Prison
I once surveyed a plot of land for a future prison. Now I live in one.
Ryan M. Moser
Mississippi Prisons: No One’s Safe, Not Even the Guards
Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence.
I Struggled to Help a Prisoner. In Norway, I Found a Better Way
“We took off his wrist restraints and gave him pen and paper. He drew up a storm.”
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Mississippi Prison Killings: Five Factors Behind the Deadly Violence
Understaffing, powerful gangs and constant lockdowns brew tensions that exploded last week.
March 14, 2019
I Watched a Man Die in Prison. His Last Words Haunt Me.
“There is hardly a day that passes when I do not see his face.”
November 21, 2018
Treatment Denied: The Mental Health Crisis in Federal Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons set higher standards for psychiatric care. But instead of helping more inmates, the agency dropped thousands from its caseload, data shows.
Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge
November 16, 2017
Prisoner to Violence
After a bloody fight in the yard, an inmate reflects on his behavior.
December 8, 2016
The Lure of the Prison Fight
Craving the madness.
July 13, 2015
What Are Correction Officers So Afraid Of?
Besides the danger, being ignored.
February 25, 2015
A Boy Among Men
What happens when you throw a teenager into an adult prison? Guess.