Thanks to a single court case, the state of Maryland is releasing almost 150 violent offenders who believed they would spend their life behind bars.Previously: Jason Fagone on the Longform Podcast
Overcrowding in prisons leads to doubling up inmates in solitary confinement, regardless of their homicidal intentions or mental health.
“It is a story that seems almost impossible to believe: a group of female convicts, few of whom had ever played a musical instrument or taken voice lessons, forming a country and western band and becoming, at least in Texas, the Dixie Chicks of their day.”
An attorney pieces together a life cut short.
There is a little-known network of 11 federal prisons in America called Criminal Alien Requirement facilities. They exclusively house men who lack U.S. citizenship and have been convicted of crimes. They are all run privately. And over the last 18 years, they have allowed scores of inmates to die from diseases that could have been treated.
Why “the legal equivalent of outer space” continues to exist, fifteen years after 9/11.
How PCC, once an inmate soccer team and now Brazil’s most notorious prison gang, coordinated seven days of riots throughout São Paulo using mobile phones.
Eddie Davison sued New York for locking him up under a false premise. Now the state says he owes $2 million.
The murder of Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy in the Harlem projects.
“Peril is generational for black people in America—and incarceration is our current mechanism for ensuring that the peril continues.”
Pennsylvania is on the verge of saying yes.