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Coronavirus August 18
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.
Life Inside June 18
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
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?'”
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".
The Lowdown February 11, 2015
Why they’re disappearing, which states still use them, and what really happens during those overnight visits.
News February 11, 2015
Happiness is a family sleepover.