Ted Conover

5 articles

From Gitmo to an American Supermax, The Horrors of Solitary Confinement

On the psychological damage punitive isolation inflicts upon Guantánamo and American prisoners alike.


Rolling Nowhere, Part Two

Father and son bond by hopping freight trains.


The Way of All Flesh

Undercover in an industrial slaughterhouse.

Previously: Conover discusses this story on the Longform Podcast.


A Snitch's Dilemma

Life as a police informant.


Guarding Sing Sing

A firsthand account of prison’s dysfunctional relationships. The writer wasn’t able to gain access through official channels, so he completed guard training and took a job as a Sing Sing corrections officer.