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Prison

  1. further reading
    George Pelecanos’s Favorite Prison BooksAnd a list of prisoners’ favorite reads, based on his time working with inmates.
  2. meek mill
    Meek Mill Won’t Be Released From Prison Next Week, Attorney SaysAccording to Mill’s attorney, there’s “no truth” to rumors that the rap star will be walking out of prison on Monday.
  3. crime
    Texas Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Voting IllegallyCrystal Mason says she didn’t even know she was ineligible to vote.
  4. carcereal state
    These States Still Allow Female Inmates to Be Shackled During ChildbirthNorth Carolina is the latest state to address the controversial practice of restraining pregnant inmates.
  5. Will This New Policy Stop New York’s Inmates From Reading?“Why would you restrict access to this thing that’s universally considered a positive?”
  6. close reads
    Why Black Mirror’s Digital Prisons Are So HauntingIt’s one of the most subversive arguments for prison reform that TV has ever seen.
  7. crime
    Rikers Guards Are Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Visitors in the Bathrooms“These women are being completely violated.”
  8. justice
    FBI Reportedly Opens Probe Into Judge After Controversial Meek Mill SentencingMill’s lawyer has maintained Judge Genece Brinkley acted inappropriately, allegedly offering professional and musical advice to the rapper.
  9. crime
    Anthony Weiner Is Heading to Prison TodayThe disgraced former Congressman will begin serving a 21-month term.
  10. crime
    Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in PrisonThe former Democratic congressman pled guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor in May.
  11. prison reform
    Why Female Prisoners in Wyoming Can End Up Serving Longer Terms Than MenAnd the legal battle to change that.
  12. now smell this
    John Legend on Toxic Masculinity and Touring With Chrissy Teigen“We’ve got a crib and a changing table on the bus.”
  13. politics
    This New Bill Seeks to Reform the Way Women Are Treated in PrisonIt mandates that women prisoners be given pads and tampons and extends visiting hours with their children.
  14. ‘I Told Them I Would Kill Myself if I Had to Go Back’: 4 Women on Life at RikersFormer inmates describe life inside New York’s notorious correctional facility.
  15. legal troubles
    Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller Sentenced to One Year In PrisonDance Moms became a hit and I became the laughingstock of reality TV,” Miller told the judge.
  16. mental health
    The Prison Psychiatrist Who Knows There Are Some Inmates He Just Can’t Help“But I’m hesitant to write anybody off. I’d rather be swept up in their lie than be cynical and miss something.”
  17. Watch the Trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s New HBO Prison Doc Rock and a Hard PlaceDwayne Johnson visits the inmates in Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Boot Camp
  18. Yes, the American Incarceration Rate Is Going DownA decade-long trend.
  19. Read an Excerpt From Lil Wayne’s Prison JournalThe book, written during his eight-month jail sentence at Rikers Island in 2010, is out this week.
  20. as told to
    OITNB: A Trans Ex-Con on Solitary Confinement“How can you be in a prison in prison?”
  21. teresa giudice
    Teresa Giudice’s Memoir Details Life in PrisonLike an episode of Orange Is the New Black too on-the-nose to air.
  22. Russian Official Steals Miles and Miles of Road, Sells the Parts for MoneyTaking “highway robbery” a bit literally, dude.
  23. DOJ: Thousands of Prisoners Already OutThey’ve been moved to halfway houses and home confinement over the last several months.
  24. Former Congressman Michael Grimm Is Now in Federal PrisonThe ex–Staten Island politician surrendered to authorities at noon to start his eight-month sentence for tax fraud.
  25. The Movement Against Solitary ConfinementSlowly but surely, the focus of criminal-justice reform is turning away from capital punishment.  
  26. the law
    Inmate Sex Abuse Deemed Cruel and UnusualA federal appeals court has decided it may violate their 8th Amendment rights.
  27. Firing Squads Now Legal in UtahOther state legislatures are now eager to debate the issue, too.
  28. crime and punishment
    8 Appalling Stories of Inmate Abuse From Rikers Island’s Teen JailsA new report from the Manhattan U.S. attorney details the violence of corrections officers.
  29. Why 46,000 People in Prison for Drugs May Get Out EarlyThe U.S. Sentencing Commission has reduced its recommended sentences retroactively.
  30. crimes and misdemeanors
    3 Rikers Guards Charged With Brutally Beating InmateThen trying to cover it up.
  31. At Least Two Guards Arrested in Massive Rikers Island Raid More charges are expected.
  32. Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate Died After 7 Days Alone in CellAnother horrifying story from the AP.
  33. A Letter from the Biggest, Meanest-Looking Guy in the Prison Yard, by Erik […]GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS – EAST DIVISION D-39 INMATE No. 57073 Welcome, new inmates! On your first day in this state correctional […]
  34. round table
    Ex-Prisoners on Watching Orange Is the New Black“Prison is the largest stage ever. And the Oscar goes to … “
  35. party chat
    Taryn Manning on the Upside of Prison Jumpsuits: Cookies“We’re always at craft service like, ‘Well! You can eat that cookie.’”
  36. lawsuits
    Dolce & Gabbana Claim ‘Pillory,’ Shutting Down Milan ShopsThe city will suffer for three days.
  37. taxes shmaxes
    Dolce & Gabbana Sentenced to Prison [Updated]They were found guilty of tax evasion.
  38. Another Pregnant New York Prison Guard Charged With Raping InmateRonell Wilson was not a one-off.
  39. Prison-Sex Inmate Really Wanted to Be a Father [Updated]Ronell Wilson had a plan.
  40. Prison Guard Pregnant With Cop Killer’s ChildThat’s illegal.
  41. Vegetables
    Fumo’s Fiancee Files Petition to Put Broccoli Rabe Behind Bars [UPDATED]Just don’t drop a rutabaga in the shower.
  42. gangnam style
    Thai Prisoners Do ‘Gangnam Style’And, finally, the meme comes to an end. Right? RIGHT?
  43. Jerry Sandusky Settles Into a Lonely Prison LifeHe’ll be permitted almost no personal contact.
  44. pussy riot
    Pussy Riot Gives Us Permission to Find Them HotIt serves a “subversive function.”
  45. Reminder: Don’t Talk About Stabbing People on Tapped Jail PhonesDon’t tell my lawyer I stabbed this person.”
  46. The Ultimate ‘Do Not Play in Prison’ Playlist, and Some Safer SuggestionsInmates are getting music, but probably shouldn’t be allowed these songs.
  47. Mediavore
    The Roots Pitch In to Fight Childhood Obesity; Livestock Trade Is BoomingPlus: Gordon Ramsay gaff puts a British prison on lock down; and the FDA looks into the safety of inhalable caffeine, all in our morning news roundup.
  48. Mediavore
    Wild Pharmacy Students Pack Heat at Whiskey’s; Gordon Ramsay Team Shuts DownPlus happy livestock news and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  49. Accused Cop Killer Now Fighting Prison GuardsLamont Pride allegedly “refused to cooperate with a routine search” at Rikers Island.
  50. Crack Cocaine Penalties Are Now Less SevereMore than 1,800 prisoners are eligible for release.
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