Photo by John Johnston There's plenty to get disgusted about in the story of a Colorado female inmate who was awarded $1.3 million in damages for two years' worth of sexual assaults by a male guard. As this report in the Denver Post recounts, federal judge David Ebel blasted the Colorado Department ... More >>
The Federal Correctional Institution in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, where Joe Nacchio will be staying for quite a while. Today's a big day for former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio -- the day when he must report to the Federal Correctional Institution in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania and begin serving his six-year ... More >>
The Dhamma Brothers tells a tale of meditation and redemption in prison.
A judge removes DA Carol Chambers from a death-penalty case -- and blasts prosecution misconduct.
How does DA Carol Chambers beat the high cost of a death-penalty prosecution? By billing the prison system.
A bureaucratic loophole limits halfway house residents' access to health care, making it harder to survive on the outside.
Bought by the state for a dollar, Fort Lyon is rich in history, asbestos, sick inmates — and trouble.
The Bureau of Prisons is as good at keeping prisoners in as it is at keeping reporters out.
Is Thomas Silverstein a prisoner of his own deadly past — or the first in a new wave of locked-down lifers?
Numbers can lie, as shown by estimates of Mexican sex offenders.
At least one out of every five Colorado prisoners is mentally ill -- some violent, some undetected or untreated. How did the Big House become the Bug House?
Eric Reynolds was thirteen the last time he tasted freedom.
Who knew Shakespeare was so good at rehabilitation?
A Man Out of Time
The monks have moved on, but it's another vintage year in Cañon City.
Pen and stink in the Jeffco jail.
Inmate suicides put the spotlight on medical care at Colorado's supermax.
The cost of sending money to prisoners just went up -- way up.
A lawsuit claims brutal treatment of prisoners after last year's riot.
Did prison officials look the other way while a guard's fetish turned violent?
Inside the feds’ war on the country’s deadliest prison gang: 16 murders, 21 death-penalty cases, and snitches galore.
How do you break a high-security hunger strike? Put a lid on it.
From the week of January 13, 2005
From the week of January 6, 2005
Life in prison can be a riot.
Shipping inmates to private prisons is Colorado's cheap solution to overcrowding and violence. But so far, it's cost plenty.
Carandiru reveals the human side of Brazilian prisoners, then leads us to their slaughter.
Inmates blow the whistle on male guards at a Pueblo women's prison.
Joseph Paiva was born defective, but prosecutors stamped him a habitual criminal.