Paul Wright

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Disemboweling video: Will U.S. Supreme Court release prison footage of Joey Estrella slaying?

    ​What happens in a public trial becomes public record. Except when the government says it doesn't. That little hitch in the law fuels the ongoing battle between Prison Legal News and the U.S. Justice Department over a graphic video shot inside the U.S. Penitentiary Florence in the aftermath of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    A Prison Murder on the Web?

    On May 20, a federal jury decided to give Rudy Sablan a life sentence rather than the death penalty for the gruesome 1999 slaying of another inmate at the high-security penitentiary in Florence. That same day, Prison Legal News filed suit in Denver federal court, seeking the release of the videotape ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    The Pen is Mightier Than the Pen

    Back in November Westword published "The Poisoned Pen of Fort Lyon," which examined the toxic history of Fort Lyon, a frontier fort turned veterans' hospital turned prison. Since the place was turned over to the Colorado Department of Corrections in 2001, there have been numerous instances of inmate ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    The Caged Life

    Is Thomas Silverstein a prisoner of his own deadly past — or the first in a new wave of locked-down lifers?