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Life Inside November 18
On the outside, most discussions about incarceration and sexual desire are limited to exploitative “reality” shows, violent movies and terrible jokes about homosexuality and prison rape. But like all humans, we deserve some semblance of dignity.
Coronavirus July 30
As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, prison facilities across the country suspended visits from family and lawyers. Several months into the pandemic, some states are easing those restrictions. We’re rounding up the changes as they occur.
M., 23, stands in the room she has prepared for her daughter at her home in Massachusetts in March of 2021. Since her newborn daughter was placed in foster care, M. has been forced to bond with her primarily through Zoom.
Coronavirus April 14
During the pandemic, video chats replaced in-person visits between parents and their children placed in foster care. The effects could linger for years.
News March 29
Guards smuggle in most contraband, people who live in or work at prisons say.
Life Inside June 18, 2020
Growing up with a father who was incarcerated didn’t define me. But it certainly taught me to challenge stereotypes and ask better questions.
Life Inside June 4, 2020
Visiting my son in jail for the first time, I know that I cannot protect him. Although he is too young to drink, the criminal justice system regards him as an adult.
Life Inside May 9, 2019
“I’ve seen disasters averted because an inmate said these simple words: 'What would your mother think?'”
The visitation room of the Kinross Correctional Facility in Michigan.
Looking Back April 9, 2019
It’s been nearly 25 years since Michigan adopted a controversial visitation policy. Families have been fighting it ever since.
Life Inside July 28, 2017
At Rikers, it uses up a day. At the courthouse? Don’t hold your breath.
News September 6, 2016
A strict new policy begins after "a security violation".