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Still Life

By an artist and inmate on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California. Spencer created this replica of his cell out of card stock and sold it on…

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Dangerous Minds

From titles of books and periodicals that are banned, or of which issues are banned, in Louisiana state prisons. Pinterest for BusinessSmart Moves Beyond Mutual FundsO, The Oprah MagazineThe Prada…

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Gruel and Unusual

From complaints filed since 2015 by inmates at the Morgan County jail, in Alabama. The complaints were included in a lawsuit filed last year against Ana Franklin, the county sheriff,…

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The Bodies in The Forest

By Masha Gessen, from Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia, which will be published next month by Columbia Global Reports. Gessen’s book The Future Is History won…

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The Ultimate Terrorist Factory

Are French prisons incubating extremism?

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On Rand Paul’s War on the War on Drugs

How the junior senator from Kentucky motivated the Obama Administration to forgo mandatory minimum sentences

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