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True Prison Story

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
 
 A letter arrived last week from an inmate of a prison in Sioux Falls, S.D.
 
 Normally, I quickly glance ...

MAY 5, 2011 by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway
 
 "Control Unit" by Thomas Silverstein
 
 Thomas Silverstein, who has bee...

By Sean Flynn  -  January 1, 2000
 
 As a kid, Cary Stayner became famous for all the bad things that happened to his family. Last year, he...

December 24, 2010
 
 By SEAN GARDINER
 
 Each morning for 5,546 days, Jabbar Collins knew exactly what he'd wear when he awoke: a d...


 
 Hélène Hofman, GlobalPost
 
 Mar. 22, 2012
 
 A convicted murderer broke out of a high-security Russian prison with the...

May 7, 2008
 
 A federal judge sentenced 72-year-old Norman Schmidt last week to a mind-bending 330-year prison sentence after he was found...

By Robert Rosso
 
 USP Leavenworth June 1999
 
 After unearthing a bag of wine from beneath one of several piles of dirt scattered ...

Reuters  March 30, 2009
 
 LONDON—Police were hunting Monday a convicted arsonist who escaped from London's Pentonville prison by clinging ...

Julia Scheeres 09.24.03
 
 The camera pans around the stark cell, zooming in on the narrow bunk, the metal toilet, the heavy black bars. Th...