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

Rasma Raisters8 days ago
Robert Ackermann the Cannibal of Vienna
When Robert Ackermann was 19, he left his native city of Cologne, Germany and by August of 2007, he was staying in Vienna, Austria in short-term housing for the mentally ill and homeless that was run ...
Edward Anderson2 months ago
Twisted Prison Love
This story is almost too strange to be true; the weird thing is that not only is it true but when the TV mini-series (Escape at Dannemora) was being made, they had to find ways to make it seem more lo...
Saini Faapepele3 months ago
Wrong Choices Make Life Harder
My name is Berry Deuces. I grew up in a loving environment with my parents, three sisters, and a brother. My siblings and I are close to each other. We share a lot in life. My parents are the most ama...
Nicola P. Young3 months ago
Killers Who Made Art Behind Bars
From disturbing sketches of their fantasies and kills, to demonic visages and eek-worthy babies, a lot of strange art has come from the minds of jailed serial killers. Some of it, as you would expect,...
Angie Robinson5 months ago
My Time in County Lock-up
As a first time female inmate, all I can really say is those jumpsuits are comfy. Growing up, I never would've seen myself behind bars. Even as a high schooler, I didn't engage in any criminal (to the...
Kim Joseph5 months ago
Education vs. Prison: The Systematical Battle
Can you imagine a civilization that monetarily prioritizes its penal system over the success and advancement of its educational system? Welcome to America’s reality, where we over-incarcerate and unde...
Will Evans5 months ago
I Went to Jail at 17
Kids go to jail. Sometimes they're the fucked up hooligans police and prosecutors make them out to be. Usually they're not. In my case, I was broken. I had many problems, mostly starting during my sop...
Alyssa Hutchins5 months ago
The Life of a Correctional Officer's Wife
When my husband told me he'd accepted a position as a correctional officer in our home state, I had no idea what I was in for. We've been through this for nearly seven years. We've been through two di...
Phill Ross5 months ago
Monster Mansion
There was a prison established in Wakefield in 1595 as the West Yorkshire House of Correction however nothing of the original prison remains as it was replaced in the 1760s and again in 1847, more rec...
Blake O'Connor5 months ago
How Prison Education Reduces Crime
The United States has many problems. Interesting research done by the Rand Corporation illuminates one way to improve a broken system. The main take away is that prison education reduces recidivism an...
Vaden Chandler6 months ago
Facing Federal Charges? Never Underestimate the Importance of a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer
Incurring criminal charges is unquestionably a distressing event. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need effective representation from an experienced defense attorney. Represent yours...
Sherrie Pogue6 months ago
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
The terrifying truth of how innocent law abiding citizens are thrown in Missouri prisons and held against their will for years. The time it takes to read this article could save you years of your life.
Edward Anderson6 months ago
50 Shades of Brooklyn
Another day, another man committing a crime to defend his lover allegedly. The hero fantasy is something that many people will admit to having and yet sometimes that particular fantasy takes a turn th...
Rebecca Poppleton7 months ago
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 Rooney7 months 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 Bennett9 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...
Krishna Bhandari9 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...