Prison Guard Allegedly Raped Female Inmate For 15 Minutes, Wanted To Give His Partner a 'Show'

On March 20th, a female inmate was being transported from Brooklyn to Rikers Island when she claims she was brutally sexually assaulted by one of the correctional officers on the bus. The attack, which lasted more than 15 minutes, was witnessed by another guard who did nothing to protect the victim but stayed to watch.
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What Happens When Inmates Go From 'The Box' to Release? They Come Back.

USA Today’s Kevin Johnson has followed the lives of nine inmates who were all released from solitary confinement on the same day in 2002. All of the men were felons, Texans, and while all of them hoped to remain out of prison, none of them were given a transition period between “the box” and the street. Now, 13 years… »11/05/15 6:40pm11/05/15 6:40pm

'I Am Isolated in a Cell 23 to 24 Hours a Day': An Interview with Trans Inmate Synthia China Blast

Synthia China Blast is a Latina trans woman who, according to her family, has been in involuntary protective custody (IPC), a glorified form of solitary confinement, for almost 20 years. When we spoke, Synthia was incarcerated at Sullivan Correctional Facility, a men’s prison about two hours north of New York City.
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El Chapo's Escape Is an Engineering Marvel, Embarrassment for Mexico

Remember in The Shawshank Redemption when Andy Dufresne had to crawl through miles of shit-covered pipes in order to get to freedom? That might have been good for a fictional framed murderer from Maine, but it would never be good enough for Joaquin Guzmán, whose own escape tunnel is so fucking epic you’d almost want… »7/13/15 1:15pm7/13/15 1:15pm

John Oliver Breaks Down How the US Bail Bond System Screws the Poor

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on America’s bail bond system, pointing out that it often jails poor innocent people for not being as wealthy as known criminal Robert Durst—instead of crimes. And because Americans love entertainment, we’ve carved out a cottage industry of bounty hunter television shows… »6/08/15 9:50am6/08/15 9:50am

Manson Follower Patricia Krenwinkel Speaks From Prison

This week marks the 45th anniversary of the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders committed by the Manson Family. One of the killers, Patricia Krenwinkel, is now the longest-serving woman in the California prison system. Speaking for the first time on-camera in 20 years, she takes full responsibility for her crimes. »8/05/14 11:00am8/05/14 11:00am

Live From Rikers: Cecily McMillan on the Horrific Conditions Inside

On May 19, after a two year-long trial, Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting an NYD police officer, Officer Grantley Bovell. She was sentenced to 90 days in Rikers Island Correctional Facility, plus five years of probation. A pacifist activist and grad school student, she had testified that she reacted… »7/01/14 4:35pm7/01/14 4:35pm

World's Hottest Felon Spills His Turn Ons in Televised Interview

Jeremy Meeks, the hOt CoNvIcT whose mug shot went viral yesterday because on one hand, violent crime is bad, but on the other, OMG THOSE CRYSTAL CLEAR EERILY HOLLOW BLUE EYES, has finally broken his silence and spoken. And, like many hot people facing possible prison terms, he doesn't really care much that people… »6/20/14 10:40am6/20/14 10:40am