Tag: prison

Jessica Pishko: The News from San Quentin, Part 2

January 2014

Free Expression: Crime and punishment and “disapproved content.”

Jessica Pishko: The News From San Quentin, Part 1

January 2014

Free Expression: A paper in the hands of every inmate.

Joaquin Sapien: Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults

January 2014

Prosecution is rare in sexual assault cases involving correctional officers.

Joaquin Sapien: Guarded Optimism

January 2014

Examining the factors that contribute to sexual victimization in American prisons.

Christopher Meyers: Letter to My Grandnephew

December 2013

Flash Fiction from PEN's Prison Writing Contest: I have written 721 pages of letters to you. The paper I write letters to you on is 8' x 10.5'. I hate that.

Win Bassett: Prison Scratchings

November 2013

A former assistant district attorney reflects on the Day of the Imprisoned Writer and the intimacy of the handwritten word.

Daniel Alarcón: The Scar, Not the Wound

October 2013

The novelist talks with Jamilah King about what it took to start over from scratch with his latest book, At Night We Walk in Circles.

Cora Currier: Gitmo Soldiers Get 9/11 Lessons

August 2013

The U.S. military's lessons in recent history.

Christie Thompson: Stick’em in Solitary

August 2013

New York has promised help for mentally ill inmates, but still sticks many in solitary confinement.

Beyond the Binary Behind Bars

June 2013

The activist academic on the prison industrial military complex and its impact on women of color.

No Justice for All

June 2013

Race and justice in America are inextricably linked.

Christie Thompson: Are California Prisons Punishing Inmates Based on Race?

April 2013

Prison officials claim they need race-based methods to fight gang violence.

Sonallah Ibrahim: Notes from Prison

March 2013

An excerpt from the Egyptian novelist's prison journal, translated by Robyn Creswell.

Edmund Clark: Three Ideas of Home

January 2013

In Guatanamo: If the Light Goes Out, a photographer explores life in, around, and after detainment.

The Longest Hunger Strike

January 2013

American courts recognize rights to refuse life-saving treatment. So why won’t the State of Connecticut let William Coleman die?

Escape to Alcatraz

December 2012

Notes on prison tourism.

Ted Conover: Rehab

May 2012

The book New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing, has been banned at that prison since its publication, and so has its author—until now.

Pairidaeza

November 2011 “It will never stop, and it will always be necessary. What I did to you was necessary, and what you do to me is necessary.”

Listen to the Banned

December 2010

Just in time for the holidays, a new CD compiles a who’s who of banned musicians from around the world.

Victoria Kent

By Scott Hightower
July 2010

A few of the prison reforms / you wrestled into implementation // in Madrid, will take root /

in the rest of the world