Hidden in a SuitcaseNovember 2015
In search of the mother who gave her up for adoption, the author finds six siblings instead. Decades later, she contemplates the drug addiction that cost many of them their lives.
Marissa Higgins: No Results FoundFebruary 2015
I know where my mother is, and still I cannot find her.
Sarah Shourd: Torture Chambers of the MindSeptember 2014
We think using harsh prison punishment makes us safer. It doesn’t.
Ann Neumann: Cruel and the UsualJune 2014
Clayton Lockett’s death exposed the secrecy that corrections departments across the country have imposed on executions—and shows us how unreliable and painful lethal injection really is.
Jessica Pishko: The News from San Quentin, Part 2January 2014
Free Expression: Crime and punishment and “disapproved content.”
Joaquin Sapien: Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual AssaultsJanuary 2014
Prosecution is rare in sexual assault cases involving correctional officers.
Win Bassett: Prison ScratchingsNovember 2013
A former assistant district attorney reflects on the Day of the Imprisoned Writer and the intimacy of the handwritten word.
Due Process, Imminent ThreatDecember 2012
From electronic surveillance to drone strikes to racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the writer, lawyer, and advocate anticipates the most pressing issues of the next four years.