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A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment.

Curtis Dawkins, a fiction writer who is serving a life sentence for murder in Michigan, says his children shouldn’t have to pay for his sins.

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The never-ending 'Willie Horton effect' is keeping prisons too full for America's good

A powerful asymmetry permeates our punishment policy:  Even smart leniency is politically costly, but severity is not.

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Attica, Attica: The Story of the Legendary Prison Uprising

Heather Ann Thompson’s “Blood in the Water” is about the Attica prison uprising of 1971, its aftermath, and the continuing quest for justice.

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Illegal drugs are flowing into California's most guarded prisons — and killing death row inmates

Condemned murderer Michael Jones was acting strangely and profusely sweating when guards escorted him in chains to the San Quentin medical unit that doubles as the psych ward on death row.

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Dental Floss May Not Improve Your Health. But What Else Can You Do With It?

It can help with many ordinary tasks, such as cutting cakes, and not-so-ordinary ones, like escaping from prison. So says the internet.

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Lancaster prison hosts deaf dogs evacuated from Sand fire area

A Lancaster prison is providing shelter for rescue animals as the Sand fire continues to burn in the Santa Clarita Valley.The State Pri...

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​This Man Got Caught Smuggling an Egg McMuffin into a Prison | VICE | United States

A London man tried to get a package including bottle of vodka, a wrap of cocaine, a knife, and a breakfast sandwich into a cell window.

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Mexico: Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnel - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a scheme befitting a caper movie, Mexico's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the sh

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New York - Inmate Dies In Gruesome Death After 7 Days Locked Alone In Rikers Island Cell

New York, NY - After a mentally ill Bradley Ballard made a lewd gesture to a female guard at the Rikers Island jail, he was locked in his cell alone for seven increasingly agitated days in which he was denied some of his medication, clogged his toilet so