True Prison Stories

InmateAid has assembled for your curiosity and reading a very extensive database of "true prison stories" mostly from the United States.  These stories are accounts from inmates, reporters and third-party contributors which have been published in some form for it be included here.  Not all stories are from "inside the prison", some are "true crime" stories that may have lead an individual into prison. 

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Fort Hood shooter adds new chapter to military prison’s rich history
Maj Nidal Hasan will be by hiself in the US Disciplinary BarracksBy Rick Montgomery  - August 31  - The Kansas City StarIn wars past, a rogue soldier didn’t need to make headlines to be thrown into “The Castle” at Fort Leavenworth.A then-unknown Rocky Graziano during World War II punched an…
Former NC standout fails to pay child support, sent to prison
The Indiana Pacers drafted Kenny Williams in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft.By WNCN Staff  -  August 20, 2013RALEIGH, N.C. -A former professional basketball player who earned $750,000 per year was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in prison after he failed to pay child support.Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Williams,…
The Federal Jail in Miami Is Basically a Topless Bar Without the Bottle Service
The Federal Jail in Miami Is Basically a Topless Bar Without the Bottle ServiceSuccessfully smuggling little bags of pot (and pot seeds) into jail is difficult enough. How do you smuggle in a whole lady? Especially a stripper-lady, who might look conspicuous in her Lucite goldfish shoes, neon spandex underpants,…
California prison hunger strike enters third day
California prison hunger strike enters third dayJohn A. Imani, right, joins about 75 demonstrators Monday in front of the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles for a rally held in support of Pelican Bay State Prison inmates who are refusing meals in protest of conditions at the prison.(Barbara Davidson…
Female Inmates Sterilized in California Prisons Without Approval
Crystal Nguyen, with her 6-year-old son, Neiko, in Pittsburg, Calif., is a former Valley State Prison for Women inmate. She worked in the prison's infirmary in 2007 and says she often overheard medical staff asking inmates who had served multiple prison terms to agree to be sterilized.By Corey G. Johnson …
Cellphone-jamming technology to be installed at Baltimore City Detention Center
Cellphone-jamming technology to be installed at Baltimore City Detention CenterBy Stefanie Dazio, June 27, 2013Maryland corrections officials are working toward installing cellphone-call-blocking technology at the Baltimore City Detention Center following a scandal in which a violent prison gang reigned over the state-run jail.It could be up to a year before…
Killer of actress stabbed in prison - USA Today
Robert John Bardo, 19, is shown in this police handout photo in July 1989. Bardo, convicted of stalking and killing actress Rebecca Schaeffer in 1989 was stabbed repeatedly Friday, July 28, 2007 by another inmate in the prison where he is serving a life sentence, corrections officials said. (AP Photo)7/28/2007SAN…
Houston stops helping Louisiana fill beds in its for-profit prisons
Houston stops helping Louisiana fill beds in its for-profit prisonsSCOTT THRELKELD / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Gregory Green Jr., 26, left, gets a hug from his mother, Darlene Green of New Orleans, Friday, September 2, 2011, at the Texas State Penitentiary Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Gregory Green was set free Friday…
Tough sentencing laws keep Louisiana's prisons full
Tough sentencing laws keep Louisiana's prisons fullLouisiana's prisons are filled with Brian Martins -- petty criminals who in another state would have received a much shorter sentence or no jail time at all. Scott Threlkeld, The Times-PicayuneBy Jan Moller, The Times-Picayune Wednesday, May 16, 2012Brian Martin is serving 24 years…
Prophet and Loss - NY Magazine
Prophet and Loss A manic money manager with a lust for celebrity, Dana Giacchetto played with Leo and Ben, Cameron and Courteney, while their millions were in safe keeping with his Cassandra Group. But when the party spun out of control, Giacchetto was the last to get the message.By Kevin…