You’d think, given the number of people trying to break out of prison, avoid convictions that could lead to prison, and in general express their unhappiness about being in prison, that prison is a pretty lousy place to be. One New Mexico inmate, however, who was about to be released, asked to stay.
Inspired by a personal experience trying to send his brother in prison a care package, an entrepreneur started Sendapackage.com to make it easier for families and inmates to get shoes, food and other permitted items into prison.
In three incidents so far this year, cats have been caught smuggling contraband into prisons around the world.
From the "Great Escape" to the not-so-great "Toilet Escape", these are the most amazing jailbreaks both recent and historic, as well as massive police searches and manhunts.
A new report published by a non-profit organization is critical of private prisons and the affect they have on states’ willingness to reduce crime and detention rates.
Nothing is exempt from being rated and reviewed in this social media frenzied world, not even jail. Though inmates usually aren’t offered internet while in the big house, many log in as soon as they’re free to offer their two cents about the incarceration experience. Here are eight reviews of jails around the United States.
Meant to be a welcoming face and a positive link between prisoners receiving rehabilitation in the prison and citizens in the community at large, this adorable mascot was introduced, and explained to the media and the public, at the prison’s annual fair on September 8, 2013.
This week, Crime Library is cooking recipes created by inmates. Most of the involve creative uses of Ramen noodles, potato chips and other dry goods. Today, we made Correctional Cake, a sweet treat for commemorating those precious moments.
Looking for love in all the wrong places? Crime Library profiles the standout members of the lockup lonely hearts club.
If you’ve never had a loved one incarcerated, you may not know about the special background images that most prisons have on a wall for inmates to pose with family members. These images often depict a forest, skyline or sunset view and allow prisoners to pose with their kids or family so that they can have “normal” family photos. Artist Alyse Emdur traveled the country documenting these walls.