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Life Inside October 5
Rikers Island has been notorious for violence and neglect for decades. But detainees, corrections officers and officials tell us the New York City jail complex has plunged into a new state of emergency.
Life Inside August 12
While Corey Devon Arthur was quarantining, people in the unit got tablets equipped with telephone apps. “If we all had the option to use a phone app, the value of violence would plunge,” he writes.
Life Inside May 7, 2020
Our running joke: ‘You may go crazy in here, but at least you won’t get corona.’
Life Inside April 8, 2020
“My family is my family. I am used to our little quirks. But I am still getting used to what's going on outside.”
Coronavirus March 31, 2020
With about 200,000 people flowing into and out of jails every week, there are great risks not only for the detained, but also for jail workers and surrounding communities.
Coronavirus March 6, 2020
Handwashing and sanitizers may make people on the outside safer. But in prison it can be impossible to follow public health advice.
Life Inside July 25, 2019
“Anyone not touched by the system was unlikely to understand: Going to jail actually marks a story’s beginning.”
Feature March 22, 2019
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
News March 14, 2019
Judges have drastically cut back on bail and jail in criminal cases, a new study shows. And defendants are still showing up in court.
Commentary October 22, 2017
Selmin Feratovic might be alive today if not for our deeply broken system.