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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.
News December 18, 2019
Remote prison towns and strict visitation policies make it hard to stay in touch.
Commentary May 10, 2019
Nonprofits in a handful of states provide transportation to help children visit their imprisoned parents. Now New York may revive a state-funded free busing program.
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 September 14, 2017
A mother with debts — and cancer — wonders if she’ll ever see her incarcerated children again.
Life Inside July 28, 2017
At Rikers, it uses up a day. At the courthouse? Don’t hold your breath.
Life Inside May 25, 2017
A reflection on “the improbability of us.”