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Another Day, Another Death: A Mother Dies in Prison After Reporting Threats

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 12.14.2014 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

Latandra Ellington, a 36-year old mother of four children, died in a Florida prison last week. Ellington had just seven months left to serve of her twenty-two month sentence for grand theft when she was found dead in her cell.

If They Lock Me Up, Call My Attorney: The Culture of Retaliation in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a long and colorful history of retaliating against inmates for the exercise of their legal rights. Over the years, I have learned to expect the worst when dealing with these officials. This desensitization occurs, in the literal as well as the figurative sense.

The Dirt Wars: An Intimate Look at Convict Culture in American Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.12.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

American prisons foster a culture of violence, hatred, bigotry and dominance. They take the criminally inclined, and not so inclined, and turn them into hardened convicts who, after a period of years, become dangerous men.

Between Hope and Despair, Waiting for Meaningful Implementation of Miller v. Alabama

Marsha Levick | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Marsha Levick

This willful disregard for Miller has spread from the legislatures to courtrooms. In too many re-sentencing hearings, it is simply business as usual; the offense overshadows the defendant's individual attributes.

My Friend, the Killer

Mary Papenfuss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Mary Papenfuss

It's difficult to think of this girl's last minutes, attacked by the man she called daddy, staring, scared and uncomprehending, as she bled to death. But it's her killer who's on my mind. I don't understand how he could have taken a life. But he's a friend now and his terror has become mine.

The Ultimate Power

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jeri was traveling light because she understood that carrying grudges from the past was non-productive, even self-destructive. It is, as the saying goes, like swallowing poison and expecting it to kill someone else.

Hyatt Hotel Serves Alcatraz Prison Food

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

I felt like a prisoner last night at San Francisco's Hyatt Regency Hotel. That's because the hotel's Eclipse Restaurant is now serving meals based on those that were served to Al Capone, the Birdman and other inmates at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.

Author: I Fell In Love With An Inmate

Posted 12.17.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

What motivates someone to marry a convicted killer? Bridget Kinsella, an author who developed a relationship with an inmate after corresponding with h...

Manhunt In Maryland: Inmate Pretends To Be Cellmate, Walks Out Of Baltimore Prison

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BALTIMORE — A man serving three life terms conned his way out of a Baltimore prison with help from his cellmate, an extraordinary escape that ra...

Inmate Slits Guard's Throat In Connecticut Prison

AP | STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARTFORD, Conn. — An inmate at the state's highest security prison slashed a guard's throat with a homemade blade during a routine security chec...