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  1. the system
    Why Is the Firing Squad Making a Comeback?South Carolina’s push to bring back an archaic execution method says a lot about the state of capital punishment today.
  2. book excerpt
    The Female Inmates Fighting California’s Wildfires“Your feet have a pulse of their own. Your face feels like it’s about to melt off.”
  3. criminal justice
    When Will Joe Biden Start Using His Clemency Powers?The president has signaled he wants to grant more pardons and commutations. The time to begin is now.
  4. mass incarceration
    These Are the Prisons America Asked ForThe recent violence at Parchman Farm was not just predictable. It was inevitable.
  5. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein Might’ve Killed a Work-Release Program for Florida PrisonersThe sheriff’s office in Palm Beach County is discontinuing a work-release program made notorious by the late financier and sexual abuser.
  6. russia investigation
    Michael Cohen Might Not Actually Go to PrisonThere are still ways Cohen could wriggle out of his three-year sentence — and even if he can’t, prison might feel like an upstate Jewish boys’ camp.
  7. crimes and misdemeanors
    Russian Official Steals Miles and Miles of Road, Sells the Parts for MoneyTaking “highway robbery” a bit literally, dude.
  8. mass incarceration
    DOJ: Thousands of Prisoners Already OutThey’ve been moved to halfway houses and home confinement over the last several months.
  9. see ya
    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.
  10. the justice system
    The Movement Against Solitary ConfinementSlowly but surely, the focus of criminal-justice reform is turning away from capital punishment.  
  11. Firing Squads Now Legal in UtahOther state legislatures are now eager to debate the issue, too.
  12. 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.
  13. crimes and misdemeanors
    Why 46,000 People in Prison for Drugs May Get Out EarlyThe U.S. Sentencing Commission has reduced its recommended sentences retroactively.
  14. crimes and misdemeanors
    3 Rikers Guards Charged With Brutally Beating InmateThen trying to cover it up.
  15. crimes and misdemeanors
    At Least Two Guards Arrested in Massive Rikers Island Raid More charges are expected.
  16. awful things
    Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate Died After 7 Days Alone in CellAnother horrifying story from the AP.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    Another Pregnant New York Prison Guard Charged With Raping InmateRonell Wilson was not a one-off.
  18. crimes and misdemeanors
    Prison-Sex Inmate Really Wanted to Be a Father [Updated]Ronell Wilson had a plan.
  19. crimes and misdemeanors
    Prison Guard Pregnant With Cop Killer’s ChildThat’s illegal.
  20. jerry sandusky
    Jerry Sandusky Settles Into a Lonely Prison LifeHe’ll be permitted almost no personal contact.
  21. crimes and misdemeanors
    Reminder: Don’t Talk About Stabbing People on Tapped Jail Phones“Don’t tell my lawyer I stabbed this person.”
  22. music
    The Ultimate ‘Do Not Play in Prison’ Playlist, and Some Safer SuggestionsInmates are getting music, but probably shouldn’t be allowed these songs.
  23. crime and punishment
    Accused Cop Killer Now Fighting Prison GuardsLamont Pride allegedly “refused to cooperate with a routine search” at Rikers Island.
  24. drugs
    Crack Cocaine Penalties Are Now Less SevereMore than 1,800 prisoners are eligible for release.
  25. interiors
    In Russia, You Are a Prisoner Only of Your Own Bad TastePrison lifestyles of the rich and formerly Soviet.
  26. crimes and misdemeanors
    Mortgage Fraudster Thought the Down Payment for a Hit Man Was Only $150Seems low.
  27. ai weiwei
    Ai Weiwei Reveals Details of His Difficult IncarcerationPolice told him: “Now it’s time for us to give you trouble.”
  28. the gods must be crazy
    Warren Jeffs Sentenced to Life in PrisonThe polygamist leader received the maximum sentence in both charges against him.
  29. white men with money
    Conrad Black Is Going Back to JailA baron back behind bars.
  30. prison
    Rikers to Female Visitors: Stop Being So SluttyDon’t make us make you wear a smock.
  31. bernie madoff
    Madoff Speaks! And Blames the Banks [Updated]It wasn’t just him, okay?
  32. loose lips
    Bradley Manning’s ‘Inhumane’ Prison ConditionsAlone in a cell for 23 hours a day.
  33. la vida lohan
    Lindsay Lohan Sprung From JailAlas, there were no screaming fans and adorable photo ops.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.”
  36. made-off
    Journal: Madoff Was Assaulted in PrisonHe was treated at a low-security medical center after the attack, the paper reports.
  37. jerks
    Bernie Kerik Has a Special Project to Keep Him Occupied in PrisonThe disgraced police commissioner has literary aspirations.
  38. 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.
  39. Watching Prisoners is TaxingSo a Rikers Island corrections officer decided to take a nap.
  40. ballsy crime
    Bernie Kerik’s Bangin’ New BodThe former police commissioner has been beefing up in preparation for prison.
  41. made-off
    Bernie Madoff Is the Most Popular Guy in Prison“To every con artist, he is the godfather, the don,” says an inmate.
  42. ballsy crimes
    Bernie Kerik Goes Home for the HolidaysFormer top-cop out of jail until sentencing.
  43. ballsy crime
    Bernie Kerik Pleads GuiltyThe former New York City police commissioner will likely go away for three years.
  44. 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.
  45. ballsy crimes
    Turns Out Bernie Kerik Isn’t CrazyAt least that’s what a judge says.
  46. 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.
  47. ballsy crimes
    Bernard Kerik Doesn’t Want ‘Special Treatment’ in PrisonHA.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.”
  50. 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.”
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