jail

The Plug

These Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs Are Trying to Keep People Out of Prison

Unlocked Futures funds startups formed by and for people who have dealt with the justice system.
Mary Mazzoni
7.6.18
tragedy

Woman Sentenced to Jail for Accidentally Killing Her Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt

Monalisa Perez shot her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz while he held an encyclopedia to his chest.
Sophie Kleeman
3.15.18
In Our Image

Bail Algorithms Are As Accurate As Random People Doing an Online Survey

Algorithms like COMPAS that predict recidivism have flooded the criminal justice system—but do they work?
Jordan Pearson
1.17.18
scams

PlexCoin Scam Founder Sentenced to Jail and Fined $10K

The Canadian scam made international headlines.
Jordan Pearson
12.8.17
Op-Ed

The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail

'Million dollar dissident' Ahmed Mansoor’s actions protected millions of iPhone users from sophisticated spyware. If you care about your privacy and security, you should be fighting for his release.
Tanya O'Carroll
5.12.17
DIY

How to Illegally Build an Internet-Connected PC in Prison

Five Ohio inmates were caught with a functioning, internet-connected computer in the ceiling that they used for tax fraud, porn and drug recipes.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.12.17
Interviews

Meet the ‘Drone Vigilante’ Who Spies on Sex Workers

Is Brian Bates just a good citizen, or a harmful menace?
Jordan Pearson
4.4.16
News

Can You Be Arrested for Running a Tor Exit Node In Canada?

Running a Tor exit node is a risky proposition.
Jordan Pearson
9.25.15
News

A Canadian Prison Was Spying on Non-Inmates and Recording Their Calls and Texts

This is not good.
Jordan Pearson
9.24.15
crime

Let's End Incarceration and Just Have Drones Supervise Criminals

Micro drones, robot guards, and tracking chips will turn convicts into tax-paying, law-abiding citizens.
Zoltan Istvan
8.31.15
Norway

​10 Essential Tips from a ‘Monopoly’ World Champion

We asked the current Monopoly world champion to share his secrets with us.
David Widen
8.6.15
Design

Meet the Architect Who Wants to Build a More Humane Prison

Raphael Sperry is pushing for the shape and technologies of incarceration's future to embrace basic human rights.
Whitney Mallett
6.16.14
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