Jimmy Iakovos

    Jimmy Iakovos is a pseudonym for a writer who is incarcerated in Georgia. It is illegal in some Southern states to earn a living while under a sentence of penal servitude. Writing has enabled Jimmy to endure over 30 years of continuous imprisonment.

    Wellpath, Fleeing GA Prisons Contract, Fails One Last Bid at Extortion

    On July 1, three years into its nine-year contract, private health care provider Wellpath ...

    Georgia Senate to Study Prisons, Just in Case the Problem Isn’t Cell Phones

    The Georgia Senate has contemplated the bloodbath unfolding inside its state prisons and concluded ...

    A Wealth of Tobacco in Prison, and a Dearth of Ways We Can Smoke It

    Within Georgia Department of Corrections facilities, the contraband tobacco industry is robust enough to support ...

    For Misdemeanor Poverty, Georgia Would Assign Mandatory Cash Bail

    February 29 is Crossover Day in the Georgia General Assembly, with lawmakers clambering over ...

    The Imaginary Points We Earn in Prison, to Get Imaginary Parole

    Unless they’re serving life, most parole hopefuls in Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) custody ...

    Cash Assistance for Prison Re-Entry Still Controversial, for Some Reason

    On February 7, the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee killed legislation that was almost guaranteed ...

    As Parole Hopes Fade, Older Prisoners Struggle to Guide the Young

    For a long time, corrections departments around the country maintained order—relatively speaking—through the informal ...

    Prison Routines Have Fallen Apart, Leaving Old-Timers Adrift

    Wesley*, 51, has been incarcerated in Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) prisons for more ...