prison

privacy

How a Horrible Invasion of Inmates’ Privacy Led to This Ridiculous Photo

In an unusual response to concerns raised by a nonprofit, the researchers decided to model themselves.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.21.18
prison hacks

Idaho Prisoners Hack Tablets and Steal Nearly a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Credits

More than 300 inmates hacked their tablets to avoid the high cost of cruising the internet while jailed.
Matthew Gault
7.27.18
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
Criminal Injustice

Trump’s FCC Refused to Fight For Lower Prison Phone Rates. Now, Inmates Will Pay.

A major legal defeat for inmates, their families, and criminal justice reform advocates.
Sam Gustin
6.14.17
Pipeline protest

Climate Change Activist Convicted of Turning Valve, Faces Decade in Prison

This is not the first time pipeline activists have faced felony convictions.
Caroline Haskins
6.7.17
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
Canada

Canada Might Finally Reopen Its Prison Farms

Inmates would milk cows and bale hay while doing time.
Kate Lunau
7.13.16
Tattoo

US Government Used Prisoners to Train Tattoo Recognition Algorithms

Documents show that NIST didn't disclose that it used 15,000 prisoner tattoos for its experiment.
Janus Kopfstein
6.2.16
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
lit up

Meditation Helped Me Survive Death Row and 19 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Since I couldn't leave, I had to find a way to change the energy there.
Damien Echols
11.25.15
Gaming

We Asked an Architect About the Game 'Prison Architect'

It's depressingly realistic.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.9.15
Drugs

How Do You Confuse Two Lethal Injection Drugs? We Asked a Pharmacologist

In a January execution, officials in Oklahoma used potassium acetate instead of potassium chloride...what's the difference?
Kaleigh Rogers
10.9.15
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