Prison Stories

Life in the belly of the beast is rough. Forget “OZ” and “Prison Break.” Read these true raw and brutal tales about living in the netherworld of corruption and violence.

Special Management Units

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Special Management Units ADX Florence the Super Max federal prison in Florence, Colorado holds the distinction as the worst prison in the world. A certifiable living hell for the prisoners housed there that makes them slowly deteriorate and loose touch with their sanity. But the Bureau of Prisons has come up with and an ADX junior. They call it ... [Continue Reading]

The Odyssey of a Prison Journalist

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The Odyssey of a Prison Journalist Everything these days is online and social media is at an all time high. A virtual reality updated by the second. Communication is instantaneous, and with email, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook the means to post photos, give status reports and let the public know what is going on is easier than ever. But even ... [Continue Reading]

Journey through the Justice System

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Journey through the Justice System by D. G. I remember the day when my trip through the justice system “officially” began. The memory of this day is embedded in my soul very deep, so deep it seems as if I might never feel entirely “free” because of it! GARZA EAST was the name of the unit located in Beeville TX. Throughout the years inmates ... [Continue Reading]

A Look Inside British Prisons by Niko

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A look inside British prisons I got caught up in the drugs game during my late teens, but back then like most kids my age, I was just playing gangster. Things escalated when I made it into a prestigious London university where I found just about everyone and their mother was popping pills, smoking joints or snorting powder, and the money started ... [Continue Reading]

Ten Types of Inmates You Meet in Women’s Prison

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  Ten Types of Inmates you Meet in Women's Prison. Prison is a weird place. There are aspects of prison that are terrifying, depressing, and astounding -- but there are also a lot of things that are just plain weird. For instance, there are certain behaviors and patterns that people develop in prison that can seem strange to an outsider or ... [Continue Reading]

Seth Ferranti on Prison Life

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDtakWwSasQ Seth Ferranti was a U.S. Marshal's Top 15 Most Wanted fugitive from 1991 to 1993 before he was caught and sentenced to 304 months for a first-time, nonviolent LSD offense. Check out this video where Seth describes his incarceration and how he adapted to life inside the belly of the beast. Prison life ... [Continue Reading]

A CONVICT’S RESPONSE TO DR. BEN CARSON- Uncle Fridge’s Pulpit

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    In light of Dr. Ben Carson's recent remarks on prison, prisoners, and homosexuality I feel it is my duty to set the record straight on this issue. It's getting on my nerves. This is a convicts response to Dr. Ben Carson. Who am I? I am Fridge from Short North. I've been in prison since July 17, 1994. Done time all over this ... [Continue Reading]

Inside a SHU Cell

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The dimensions of the cells in the Special Housing Unit at FCC Forrest City in Arkansas, a low security facility in the Bureau of Prisons Southwest Region are approximately 6-foot-by-9. The walls are painted off white and covered with gang graffiti of the prisoners who previously occupied the cell- LA from SURCO, El Cuate from the Border Brothers, ... [Continue Reading]

Drug Laws Changing

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It’s been a long time coming, but finally it seems our government is realizing that the War on Drugs has run its course and that we can't incarcerate ourselves out of the drug problem. During the urban crime crisis of decades ago, federal and state governments cracked down on crime. Tough measures, such as harsh sentencing laws, led to an eight ... [Continue Reading]

The Return of Clemency

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A couple of years ago a media investigation revealed that the US Office of the Pardon Attorney was broken. The Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA) is housed within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and tasked with helping the president review applications for clemency. Clemency means an act of leniency or mercy and can take the form of a pardon, ... [Continue Reading]