prison

“In the Dark”—the Wait for Another Unexplained Parole Denial

The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles consists of five people who report to no one. They have complete…

May 12, 2023

The Lonely Work of HIV Harm Reduction in Prison

Many people living with HIV who pass through Washington Corrections Center (WCC) tell me their status, because I'm known as…

April 4, 2023

Harm Reduction for the Syringes We Make in Prison

Harm reduction supplies are hard to come by in prison. In some facilities, people who inject drugs might use needles…

March 27, 2023

Remembering Albert Woodfox, Who Fought to Free Me From Death Row

On March 1, Maurice Hastings was officially declared innocent after spending 38 years in prison wrongfully convicted of murder. I…

March 24, 2023

An Act of Resistance: The True Meanings of Prison Tattoos

The true measure of how a prison treats its prisoners can be found in their tattoos. Hands clasped in prayer;…

March 16, 2023

How I Quit Cigarettes in Prison, After Smoking for 40 Years

I’m coming up on the three-year anniversary of the day I stopped smoking cigarettes. It’s strange to think that I…

February 23, 2023

A Team of Prison Braille Transcribers Works, in a System That Doesn’t

In the Georgia Braille Transcribers (GBT) shop within Central State Prison, a sign informs visitors that the program has a…

February 16, 2023

Among Georgia Prison Leadership, a Deepening War On Transparency

After four years at the helm of the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), Timothy Ward has stepped down. Though prisoners…

January 24, 2023

“There’s More Accidents”: Disabled Prisoners Struggle Amid Understaffing

John, 41, has been incarcerated in the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) system for the past five years. Around 2020,…

January 18, 2023

Drastic Commissary Price Hikes Leave Prisoners Without Food, Medicine

Nationwide, prisoners and their loved ones are reeling from exorbitant commissary price hikes that are pulling basic food and hygiene…

January 10, 2023