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.

    Lifers, Lab Rats and the Mandatory Minimums Experiment

    In the 1950s, John’s Hopkins University Professor Curt Richter ran a series of experiments ...

    Tobacco Bans in Our Prisons Are Rich Pickings for Me—and the COs

    The first time the Georgia Department of Corrections tried to go tobacco-free was 1994. ...

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