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Prison Healthcare Means Not Knowing What’s Slowly Destroying My Body
For over two years, a mystery illness has made it hard for James Keown to walk, sit up and eat. Now he wonders if he has to die to be diagnosed.
November 13, 2020
Life Behind the Wall
Sure, prisons and jails are dangerous places. But everyday life inside isn’t as explosive as TV and movies make it look.
July 6, 2016
Inside the Deadly World of Private Prisoner Transport
Tens of thousands of people every year are packed into vans run by for-profit companies with almost no oversight.
October 1, 2015
How to Fight Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons? Sue the Courts.
Alec Karakatsanis’s quest to stop courts from punishing poor people who can’t pay their fees.
June 22, 2015
Columbia students rally to get their school to divest from private prison companies.
February 24, 2015
A Most Unsurprising Riot
Life inside the infamous Willacy immigration prison.
February 23, 2015
When Freedom Isn’t Free
The bail industry wants to be your jailer.