prison-reform

You Can Actually Buy Your Way to a Much More Comfortable Prison Sentence

You probably already assume that living conditions in the average prison cell are bleak, and you’d be right. The living space is small, rarely accommodating…

The Feminist on Cell Block Y Is Now a Free Man

In February 2008, I was a sophomore at Cleveland High School in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley when an anatomical diagram of a vagina graced the…

Life as a Gay Man Behind Bars

“You seem plenty tough, Brian, but you’re not prison tough,” warned Mark, a public defender who represented me when I got a DUI back in…

How ‘The Prison in Twelve Landscapes’ Rethinks Mass Incarceration

Prisons — and the long arms of the criminal justice system — are all around us, even though we hardly notice. That’s the compelling argument made by The Prison…