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Prison Stories

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.

Homeless Lives: Unforgettable Personal Stories

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.27.2014 | DC
Susan Orlins

One homeless man tells about his more than ten years in a state penitentiary before a judge reversed his sentence and set him free. There are lighter moments too, like proving at six years old that Santa isn't real.

Inmates And Landscapes

Doug Demeo | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Doug Demeo

Prison has its own distinct landscape. While not all prisoners have been liberated from obsessive thinking or chronic negativity, neither have many of us who are not "locked up."