incarceration

Incarceration, rehabilitation, recidivism: The reality of prison life and what it's like to be an inmate locked up behind bars.

Reading Behind Bars
Reading behind bars.—Noel ‘Razor’ Smith and Pete White. Two men, who both experienced the prison system in two different ways, both found the importance of literature whilst behind bars. This talk was...
Anna Rooneya month ago
Forbidden Love
I was twenty-one when I (mistakenly) started my career in corrections. I got heckled for being young. I got heckled for being a woman. Put simply, I got heckled. A lot. For everything. My first few mo...
El Freebird
I can still feel the warm summer breeze, the heat of the sun on my skin... As I break from my mother's grip of holding my hand, I take a look around with my innocent eyes remembering the reason for th...
Monica Bennett3 months ago
Criminals: Where Are They Now?
They achieved notoriety through their crimes. We were privy to every moment of their lives when they were arrested, became media sensations, and were tried and convicted. These criminals paid their de...
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Krishna Bhandari3 months ago
Are Prisons Effective?
To diminish crime, what should we do? Should we throw the criminal in prison so that when they get out, they will think twice before committing another crime? Having criminals in prison keeps them off...
Rob Gordon4 months ago
Ten Famous Prison Breaks in History
It's amazing to see what prisoners go through and the creative plans they come up with to escape. Very few succeed, let alone live to tell the story. But those who do survive and succeed are part of a...
Gerald Oppugne4 months ago
Famous Violent Criminals Getting Released from Prison in 2018
From gangster rappers to serial rapists, the list of criminals getting released in 2018 isn't as stagnant as some might assume. Many of the names listed below reached the terms of their parole, or are...
Ben Kharakh4 months ago
10 Ways Prisoners Use the Internet
Access to the internet has become so crucial to maintaining social ties and education that many consider it a utility and even a human right. There’s a push, then, to empower the most vulnerable and d...
Filia Lee5 months ago
Got Sentenced to Jail for Three Days
Jail time! LOL, I have been to jail and back; I have been to hell and back. Lord, I am honored that you find me as a good teacher to get those that have strayed away back on their right tracks, but ma...
Anna Flaherty5 months ago
An Evaluation on the Life of Jon Venables
Did his decisions trap him or was he trapped long before that? 1993. That is the year that Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, who were classmates at St. Mary's Church of England school, killed James Bu...
Natalie Jenkins5 months ago
A Former Officer and a Former Inmate: Who's Actually the Bad Guy?
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND – What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “police”? You might recall the most recent incident of police brutality that was shared on every so...
The Cafe Run By Prison Inmates
*Location and area not disclosed* Am I right in saying that some people might hear ‘cafe run by prison inmates’ and might be inclined to RUN FOR THE HILLS? I must admit, before I set foot into this ve...
Kylee Darryl6 months ago
When I Wore Blues, Pt III
Part III Once I arrived at the medical department, it took about an hour for me to see the doctor because she was out to lunch. Once I saw the doctor, the nurses needed to give me an IV to get saline ...
Westley Twente6 months ago
Don't Let Your Future Die
It is 1:45 in the morning on a Wednesday. I spend countless hours peering through several articles and forums trying to find a way towards something better in my life, googling topic after topic just ...
Rachel Blanchard6 months ago
Famous Criminals That Were Murdered in Prison
Once a criminal gets thrown into jail for a crime they've committed, you know they're staying behind bars for a few months or even a couple of years, depending on what crime they've done. There are al...
Louis L Reed6 months ago
Black Robes, White Justice
The Supposition America. Home of the brave. Land of the free. Society of redemption. These are the principles that, in theory, we idealize and symbolize in our salute to Old Glory. We posture to be a ...
C.C. Curtis6 months ago
The Worst Prison Riots of All Time
Prison riots don't just happen out of no where, there's almost always a reason for them. It could be that the inmates weren't being treated right, unfair regulations, lack of food, or anything else th...
Kylee Darryl6 months ago
When I Wore Blues
I was 25-years-old when I was arrested. Before that, I grew up a normal life as Kylee Darryl. My parents, Carla and Don, divorced when I was eight-years-old. I moved eight times by the time I entered ...