September 26, 2019

I Stole a Baby Doll When I Was 3 and Had to Return it. That’s All.

My grandmother walked me into the dark, cool Five & Dime in Pendleton, Indiana, and let me roam while she bought some embroidery thread.  The man […]
June 19, 2019

Imagine Solitary Confinement and ONE Book?

Right down the highway from us, FCI Bastrop has a disturbing book policy: people buried alive in solitary confinement there are allowed only ONE book, one […]
June 18, 2019

Banned Again! Prisons Censor Educational Books

Uncovered by the Human Rights Defense Center, unpublished lists from Kansas and Illinois reveal books prison officials deem “dangerous” or “illicit.” My graphic novel teaching inmates […]
May 22, 2019

Banned Books = Banned Knowledge

Arizona prison officials have taken the “banned books” policy an additional step: they have banned a book by a former federal prosecutor, citing of course “security.” […]
May 16, 2019

AL abortion law = women giving birth in jail/prisons

We have to assume someone in the mindless Alabama legislature thought ahead to this consequence: arresting women who need abortions will not stop the unwanted birth, […]
May 3, 2019

Insys Therapeutics hired a stripper to lap dance and get doctors to prescribe fentayl. He was found guilty. His victims? Hooked or dead.

February 15, 2018

Syracuse Writing Professor Reaches Behind Bars

How many college professors are willing to spend time and resources inside a prison?  (no many) How many college professors admit their father was in prison […]
November 10, 2017

Inmates letters and cards can make your heart sing

I receive hundreds of letters from men and women who want to ask about grievances, or want to discuss literature.  Every once in a while, I […]
November 5, 2017

New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing

With all the news about closing prisons and abuses within the prison system, we need to look at the problems Inside from as many angles as […]
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