Tag: prisons

    When You Need to Go to a Hospital, and Private Prison Says You Don’t

    Let’s say you’re incarcerated and have a heart condition. You’re supposed to be see ...

    If Suicidal Prisoners Should “Ask for Help,” Stop Taking Away Our Phones

    The National Suicide Prevention Hotline posters showed up around 2018, when the outside world ...

    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 ...

    A Prison Drug Recovery Unit Provides Refuge, If You’re Abstinent

    At South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF), a Tennessee prison privately operated by CoreCivic, those ...

    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 ...

    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 ...