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09.19.11 Marina Galperina

Photographer Sergey Maximishin recently shot these literarily gut-wrenching artifacts at a “museum” of a Russian prison hospital. The loot — sets of dominoes, beaten spoon shanks, dozens of rusty nails — were removed from the contents of the prisoners’ stomaches in the Soviet ’50s and ’60s, presumably swallowed as tools of escape. What’s more odd here — […]

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10.28.10 Marina Galperina

The Diary of Anne Frank, Robert Greene’s rapper-approved Machiavellian manual The 48 Laws of Power and anything by Sylvia Plath – those are some con-popular books, a Boston prison librarian’s memoir reveals. […]

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09.15.10 Marina Galperina

Prison inmates pitted against bulls, getting their faces broken in with hooves for some hick cheers? Welcome to Oklahoma’s penal system. […]

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07.23.10 Marina Galperina

Here are some photos shot by female convicts inside a penitentiary in Romania. As part of Cosmin Bumbut’s prison workshop, fourteen women with six Canon PowerShots have captured intimate, narrative images – the type of photography that few professionals can achieve. Nifty doing: The convicts get a creative outlet and the project’s organizer scores a […]

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06.14.10 Bucky Turco

Dutch killer, Joran van der Sloot, isn’t so happy about the prospects of being incarcerated for decades in Peru, and according to local newspaper El Comercio, he told police: “I am afraid I will be killed.” I wonder what gave him that idea. Maybe it was the ride over? […]

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11.11.09 Bucky Turco

While unpacking a crate of fruit donated by a Texas police department, inmates at a state prison found 25 lbs. of weed stashed with the bananas. They immediately reported it to authorities who awarded their honesty with with strip searches. |TheMonitor| […]

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10.13.09 Cajun Boy

You know who you don’t want to fuck with in prison? Bernie Madoff, that’s who! You especially don’t want to fuck with Bernie Madoff about stocks. So don’t roll up in the yard spouting off horseshit about the wisdom of short-selling corn futures, because Bernie will straight open up a can of whup-ass on you, […]

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09.24.09 Will Sherman

An alcohol-based hand sanitizer intended to fight against Swine Flu has been banned from a British prison after inmates began scarfing it down and started a drunken brawl. Inmates at the Verne Prison on Isle of Portland, Dorset have reportedly “been placing their mouths over the dispensers and consuming it” and according to one prison […]

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08.25.09 Will Sherman

Later this week, Governor Paterson is expected to sign a bill banning the shackling of pregnant prisoners, noting that “a woman giving birth to a child is hardly the first person that is going to be thinking of trying to escape.” Although other states’ bans on the practice haven’t led to escape attempts, New York […]

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06.12.09 Will Sherman

A word of warning to vegan graffiti writers: don’t get caught in New York City. Graffiti bomber turned designer CLAW paid a friendly visit to UTAH, who is recently incarcerated on Riker’s Island, and twitters: “She said it’s not so bad, like a ghetto sleepaway camp. Suave shamps. She is starving b/c she is vegan. […]

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