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.
David Richardson’s ex-girlfriend turned victim called him a “monster.” Richardson referred to himself as “the worst guy ever” at a court hearing. Now he’s going to prison for over three decades for the violence he brought upon his ex; violence that still keeps her awake at night.
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.
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.
Looking for love in all the wrong places? Crime Library profiles the standout members of the lockup lonely hearts club.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Scottish prisoners are using Facebook to obtain drugs behind bars, take pictures, and brag about their illegal activities. But now the fun’s over: Authorities are cracking down.
Eight states allow prison inmates conjugal visits, and only two of those states allow them for homosexual inmates. Should prisoners–including convicted killers–be allowed to have sex with their spouses while incarcerated?
The innovative and surprising ways inmates get contraband into the lockup.
Marie Hilley, who killed her husband with poison and attempted to do away with her daughter in the same way, was so well-behaved in prison that officials gave her a three-day furlough. After walking out of prison, she spent four days crawling around in cold, muddy woods until she was found on February 26, 1987, and brought to a hospital where she died.
Want to write a prisoner? Crime Library profiles the standout members of the lockup lonely hearts club.