Eye-Leak Alert: Dogs and Inmates Teach Each Other Life Lessons

There's a dog-training program at a prison in Arkansas where dogs from "doggie death row" are paired with inmates who have to earn the right to participate. Dog trainer Carrie Kessler says: "It's a program that encourages and rewards their good behavior." » 6/21/13 11:30am 6/21/13 11:30am

Supreme Court Rules Constitution Protects Cops' Right to Strip Search…

In a continuing effort to collectively take a dump on America before they all die off, the justices of the US Supreme Court ruled today that police are entirely within their rights to strip search any person arrested for any offense, no matter how minor, even if authorities have no reason to suspect that the arrested… » 4/02/12 6:30pm 4/02/12 6:30pm

Prisoners Threaten Legal Action Over Impending Porn Ban

Dozens of inmates have started a letter writing campaign against a new policy that would ban pornographic materials from inside Connecticut prison walls, and some have even threatened legal action. » 10/10/11 3:15pm 10/10/11 3:15pm

Denied Gender Reassignment, Inmate Tries To Castrate Herself

Ophelia De'lonta needs gender reassignment surgery. But the Virginia prison where she's an inmate won't pay for it. So she's been trying to do it herself. » 6/07/11 12:05pm 6/07/11 12:05pm

Should A Convicted Rapist Receive An Organ Transplant?

A convicted rapist who was scheduled for a heart transplant has given rise to a controversy about how much state-funded medical care prisoners are entitled to in a society where not every law-abiding citizen can afford to go the doctor. » 4/26/11 4:40pm 4/26/11 4:40pm

Everyone Is Faking It But Madonna and Paris Hilton

Up The River

Mother Jones brings us a breakdown of the tasks farmed out to America's prisoners. It's not just stamping license plates, anymore! In addition to packing meat, aiding the war effort via Unicor and shrink-wrapping software, inmates pay their debts to society by sewing Victoria's Secret lingerie. Perhaps most perverse,… » 7/22/08 3:20pm 7/22/08 3:20pm