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A glimpse into a South Dakota prison

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

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America’s Most Isolated Federal Prisoner Descri...

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

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A Voice In The Dark - Esquire

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...

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A Solitary Jailhouse Lawyer Argues His Way Out ...

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...

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A Russian Prisoner Escaped By Climbing A Rope L...

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

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A White-Collar Sentence of 330 Years

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...

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A Day at the Bleachers

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

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Arsonist escapes prison by clinging under secur...

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

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A Bleak Peek at Hard Time - Wired

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...

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