What do you do when your son ends up in jail, 1000 miles away?
Jeremy Adam Smith’s son asked, “Did they get the bad guys?” Turns out, that was a really difficult question to answer.
Jeremy John was sent to prison for six months for civil disobedience. This is what he said to the judge at his sentencing.
Lisa Hickey, on why the prison system in America just doesn’t add up.
“What just happened?” The court-appointed lawyer repeated Jackie Summers words, then replied tersely. “You got f***ed.”
It can be hard for those who’ve never known life behind bars to appreciate the importance of prisoner reentry. But John Espinosa Nelson is trying to change that.
Tammi Walker on how to keep people safe on the inside.
Incarcerated men have an escape in dreams of degrees.
Where you’re from isn’t necessarily where you want to go.
I can’t help but wonder what it would have been like to grow up with a father beside me.
The Pain of the Prison System (POPS) is a club that truly changes how students process the emotions that come with having loved ones in prison.
As I try harder and harder to think of the good,
it becomes harder and harder to breathe.
From the Friday night lights and the early morning practices. From victories and defeats.
Every man has a story about the day that their life changed. What’s your story?
We appreciate the little things. And that makes all the difference.
More former prisoners are reoffending than ever before. We reveal the latest efforts to break the cycle in the first episode of our new Economist Films series.