Prisons

 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
Devil's Island An essay on the history of the most famous and dreaded prison of all time.  Recommended reading for those who think a "get tough" policy on crime is a new idea, or that it...
 
February 6 2012, 0 Comments
Feb. 6, 2012 Missouri State Penitentiary J. J. Maloney, the founder of Crime Magazine, spent 13 years in prison for a murder he committed during an armed robbery when he was 19 years old....
 
January 14 2013, 0 Comments
Jan. 14, 2013 How do so many illegal drugs get smuggled into prisons all over the United States? The author spent 20 years in various Florida prisons and tells how. by Shawn R. Griffith There...
 
October 3 2013, 1 Comment
Each year in the United States corrections system, roughly 200,000 men, women, and children inmates are sexually abused, sometimes by fellow inmates, too often by the very guards charged to protect...
 
November 7 2012, 0 Comments
Facing the U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong is a massive, thoughtful book written by someone from inside "the belly of the beast," who knows from years of personal experience what works and...
 
April 8 2013, 0 Comments
Since the “War on Drugs” was launched in the mid-1980s, accompanied by mandatory-minimum sentences for drug offenders, the U.S. prison population has exploded from under 900,000 to 2.3 million...

The Battle of Alcatraz

December 2 2013, 0 Comments
The Battle of Alcatraz, a desperate attempt to break out of the most penal prison in the United States, raged for four days in 1946. The Marines had to be called in to quell the riot that resulted...

Count Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley: The Assassin who Sparked the Rise of the Nazi Party

October 24 2013, 0 Comments
Oct. 24, 2013 Count Anton Graff von Arco auf Valley by David Robb  “Wach auf!” the prison guard shouted in German – the language best for shouting orders. “Wake up!”It was November 11...

Rape Behind Bars

October 3 2013, 1 Comment
Each year in the United States corrections system, roughly 200,000 men, women, and children inmates are sexually abused, sometimes by fellow inmates, too often by the very guards charged to protect...