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  1. crimes and misdemeanors
    Reminder: Don’t Talk About Stabbing People on Tapped Jail Phones“Don’t tell my lawyer I stabbed this person.”
  2. music
    The Ultimate ‘Do Not Play in Prison’ Playlist, and Some Safer SuggestionsInmates are getting music, but probably shouldn’t be allowed these songs.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. crime and punishment
    Accused Cop Killer Now Fighting Prison GuardsLamont Pride allegedly “refused to cooperate with a routine search” at Rikers Island.
  6. drugs
    Crack Cocaine Penalties Are Now Less SevereMore than 1,800 prisoners are eligible for release.
  7. interiors
    In Russia, You Are a Prisoner Only of Your Own Bad TastePrison lifestyles of the rich and formerly Soviet.
  8. crimes and misdemeanors
    Mortgage Fraudster Thought the Down Payment for a Hit Man Was Only $150Seems low.
  9. ai weiwei
    Ai Weiwei Reveals Details of His Difficult IncarcerationPolice told him: “Now it’s time for us to give you trouble.”
  10. the gods must be crazy
    Warren Jeffs Sentenced to Life in PrisonThe polygamist leader received the maximum sentence in both charges against him.
  11. Hunger Strike
    Massive Hunger Strike Unites California’s Factious State PrisonersA high of 6,600 prison inmates refused food this week to protest inhumane conditions.
  12. Mediavore
    California Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike; Entenmann’s Adds Two Cents To CaseyInmates stand behind a hunger strike that started on Friday at Pelican Bay over inhumane conditions.
  13. white men with money
    Conrad Black Is Going Back to JailA baron back behind bars.
  14. prison
    Rikers to Female Visitors: Stop Being So SluttyDon’t make us make you wear a smock.
  15. bernie madoff
    Madoff Speaks! And Blames the Banks [Updated]It wasn’t just him, okay?
  16. Mediavore
    Drug Kingpin that Operated Out of a South Philly Bar Gets 210 Months in Prison;Plus almonds may have magical powers, and keeping a food diary is key to weight loss, all in out morning news roundup.
  17. loose lips
    Bradley Manning’s ‘Inhumane’ Prison ConditionsAlone in a cell for 23 hours a day.
  18. Mediavore
    New Food Safety Laws Go Into Effect in PA in 2011; Fine Dining Is Really Bad ForPlus burglars rob a food bank in Baltimore, and with fewer people flying, airport food-vendor earnings are down, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. la vida lohan
    Lindsay Lohan Sprung From JailAlas, there were no screaming fans and adorable photo ops.
  20. stupid crime of the day
    Teenage Orgy at Upstate Prison Under ScrutinyApparently, inviting underage girls and prostitutes into prison for a party is NOT a good idea.
  21. music
    Take a Video Tour of Gucci Mane’s Elaborate Welcome-Home-From-Prison FeastGoo-hoo-hoo-chie!
  22. books
    Read a Brief Account of Working the Rikers Island Book Cart“The most popular books are by far James Patterson’s novels.”
  23. Mediavore
    Obama Nightclub Opens in Shanghai; Chocolate Consumption Linked to DepressionVegas glitz comes to Chinese nightlife and a favored sweet could cause the blues.
  24. the literary scene
    Ex-Convict Piper Kerman on Her Hot New Memoir, Orange Is the New BlackKerman say the book — endorsed by Dave Eggers, and excerpted in ‘The New York Times Magazine’ — is not “even so much my own story, but for the people I met along the way.”
  25. made-off
    Journal: Madoff Was Assaulted in PrisonHe was treated at a low-security medical center after the attack, the paper reports.
  26. jerks
    Bernie Kerik Has a Special Project to Keep Him Occupied in PrisonThe disgraced police commissioner has literary aspirations.
  27. stupid crime of the day
    Jail Chaplain Busted for Sneaking Blades Into PrisonAn imam who ministers to inmates in lower Manhattan turned out to be more than met the eye.
  28. Watching Prisoners is TaxingSo a Rikers Island corrections officer decided to take a nap.
  29. ballsy crime
    Bernie Kerik’s Bangin’ New BodThe former police commissioner has been beefing up in preparation for prison.
  30. made-off
    Bernie Madoff Is the Most Popular Guy in Prison“To every con artist, he is the godfather, the don,” says an inmate.
  31. ballsy crimes
    Bernie Kerik Goes Home for the HolidaysFormer top-cop out of jail until sentencing.
  32. ballsy crime
    Bernie Kerik Pleads GuiltyThe former New York City police commissioner will likely go away for three years.
  33. Crime Scenes
    From Pulling a Bobbitt to Prepping a Bouillabaisse“Woman Who Chopped Off Father’s Penis and Sautéed It Now Taking Cooking Classes in Jail.”
  34. ballsy crimes
    Bernard Kerik Will Probably Plead Guilty to Corruption, Skate by with Three YearsAnd three years ain’t bad for someone facing over 140 years of jail time in three separate cases.
  35. ballsy crimes
    Turns Out Bernie Kerik Isn’t CrazyAt least that’s what a judge says.
  36. ballsy crimes
    It’s Time to Play ‘What Crazy Junk Is Bernie Kerik Up To in Prison?’Spending time on self-reflection? That would be bonkers.
  37. ballsy crimes
    Bernard Kerik Doesn’t Want ‘Special Treatment’ in PrisonHA.
  38. things overdue by about 200 years or so
    David Paterson Secures the Pregnant-Convict VoteWomen in prison will not longer be shackled while giving birth.
  39. made-off
    Bernie Madoff Opens Up About His Feelings in Jailhouse InterviewAmong the revelations: “He cares about Ruth, but he doesn’t give a (expletive) about his two sons, Mark and Andrew.”
  40. made-off
    Bernie Madoff Will Probably Be Hazed in Prison Over This Photo“When you are in there and around a group of people, they will say things like, ‘Hey, I hear Ruth is a real hot babe.’ Things like that.”
  41. made-off
    Lindgren: Bye Bye BernieIn the end, Madoff was a lame con man — and a lame story.
  42. made-off
    Madoff’s New Home a Little Less Swanky Than He’s Used ToIn fact, some people call it “inhuman.”
  43. made-off
    Madoff Jailed!After Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty, Judge Denny Chin revoked his bail.
  44. hathaello
    Raffaello Follieri Will Totally Crack in PrisonThat’s what the Italian con man’s lawyers say. And we take them at their word.
  45. in other news
    Anne Hathaway’s Personal Journals Seized by the FBIAnd yes, we know the obvious pun. Give us a minute, okay? We haven’t had coffee yet.
  46. it just happened
    Peter Braunstein Sentenced to 23 Years in OhioBut he couldn’t make a public appearance without spitting out some of the crazy.
  47. developing
    Jail Reopening and Expansion Proposed for the Corner of Atlantic and SmithTwo city commissioners revived plans last night to reinvent the jail system — and, they say, gloss up Atlantic Avenue in the bargain. Martin Horn, who runs Corrections and Probation, told a roomful of architects that marooning detainees on Rikers Island thwarts justice (“Nothing angers a judge more than having a jury impanelled and a defendant stuck in traffic on the BQE”) and tempts disaster (the one bridge to Rikers evidently sits between a jet-fuel tank and what Horn describes as “railroad cars full of chlorine gas”).
  48. the early-evening news
    Foxy Brown and Unborn Lil’ Foxy Headed to PrisonBeleaguered hip-hop vixen Foxy Brown was sent to jail today for violating the terms of her probation, which apparently prohibited assault on one’s neighbors, manicurists, and friends. But even if you count Nicole Richie, we’re still one preggers, jail-bound celebrity short of a trend.
  49. new york fugging city
    Fug Girls Trend Report: Prison Is So Hot Right Now With Paris fresh out of the big house, Nicole heading to the joint, and Lindsay likely facing some slammer time, it’s beginning to look like prison is the new black. Forget worrying about what this says about the youth of America and its corresponding societal decay. What we want to know is what the bandwagon will look like when it leaves the station as this passion for incarceration becomes the next hot social and fashion fad. Step aside, cool hunters. After the jump, read the top-secret trend forecast companies pay top ducats for.