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Inside Out October 14
Lockups use unreliable tests to claim that lawyers are sending drugs to their clients behind bars.
Detainees eat lunch at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Florence, Ariz., on Feb. 28, 2013.
Life Inside November 25, 2020
Between being sober, getting a visit and having a surprise feast with the mean girls in my unit, I still cherish that day.
The System November 13, 2020
Sure, prisons and jails are dangerous places. But everyday life inside isn’t as explosive as TV and movies make it look.
Life Inside September 24, 2020
After two decades in a single-person cell, I moved to an open dorm with 30 other men. Between the smells, stress and lack of privacy, I was happy to spend time in solitary confinement.
A juvenile at the Orleans Justice Center in New Orleans in 2018.
Coronavirus May 12, 2020
Youth lockups are supposed to rehabilitate kids, not punish them. The pandemic is making that harder than ever.
Wesley Williams is a writer incarcerated at Upstate Correctional Facility in New York.
Life Inside May 7, 2020
Our running joke: ‘You may go crazy in here, but at least you won’t get corona.’
Women at the Hilltop Unit in Gatesville, Texas, sewed face masks in a video produced by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Coronavirus April 30, 2020
A state spokesman says the system has more than 100,000 N95 masks, but it’s unclear how many have been given to officers or prisoners.
The first Texas prisoner to die after testing positive for the coronavirus was incarcerated at the Telford Unit near Texarkana.
Coronavirus April 15, 2020
The United States is about to find out as officials struggle to contain the coronavirus.
Keri Blakinger is a staff writer for The Marshall Project.
Coronavirus April 7, 2020
Struggling with “that caged animal feeling” during the coronavirus pandemic.
A recreation yard at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash., in 2016.
Life Inside March 18, 2020
“I cannot help but linger on the faces of the elderly prisoners and think about how they are unlikely to survive this.”