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.

Street Boss of the JBM


Leader of JBM Gets Life, The Philadelphia Inquirer declared on September 16, 1992. Aaron Jones was sentenced to life in prison on charges of conspiring to distribute 100 million dollars worth of cocaine in Philadelphia between 1985 and 1991. His two co-defendants, Fields and Thornton were sentenced under the United States sentencing guidelines to ... [Continue Reading]

Prison in the UK by Niko


Prison in the UK People hate criminals. Understandably so, because as a civilian if someone put hands on you or someone you love you’d be pissed too. You’d want whoever did this to be caught and taken for a nice, long, all-expenses paid vacation. But with an uninspired menu, rude staff, slow room service and guests unable to leave rooms 23 hours ... [Continue Reading]

Special Management Units


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


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


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


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


  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

IMG_0383 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]



    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

Shu Cell

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]