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Revealed: Prison dental care leaves Gideon ‘chewing like a beaver’

Editor’s note: While this blog follows Gideon Walletsky’s time in prison, it’s important to remember that many of his experiences are shared by thousands of inmates across the United States. 864 more words



I made my usual trip to Nashville this weekend. I wasn’t going to go because of the weather, but as luck would have it, the weather totally missed us, which is good because I had an appointment with an intern of a nonprofit organization that advocates for inmates and I didn’t really want to miss it, though I could have rescheduled. 1,118 more words

Naked Tea Sipping

Ga. Dept. of Corrections Torturous Approved Visitation List

The Georgia Department of Corrections policy on Visitation, Sending Money, and Ordering Packages. I am describing my situation in supporting Ky, but this applies to all GDOC residents. 807 more words

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Article: My four months as a private prison guard

In 2016, Shane Bauer with Mother Jones spent four months working as a correctional officer at Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Louisiana. The long months of working in a facility operated by the nation’s largest for-profit prison services provider, Corrections Corporation of America (now known as CoreCivic), resulted in a fantastic article on the deficiencies in private prisons. 54 more words


Investigation Discovery to Present World Premiere Docu-Series KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, 3/5

For almost twenty years, two men convicted of murder one on death row, and the other sentenced to life without parole maintain two very different accounts of what led to the slaying of Barry Van Treese on January 7, 1997, at the Best Budget Inn in Oklahoma City. 1,507 more words


Prison life: sugar mamas, Facebook, and cigarettes

When his friend’s sugar mama didn’t send $25 as expected, Gideon knew it would lead to trouble. Gideon and his friend had been using the sugar mama’s money to buy tobacco, and they already had the latest batch in hand. 476 more words


Gideon tries to evict filthy cellmate

When you live in a cramped, cinder-block box, small changes in living arrangements have a big impact. So when Gideon realized his new cellmate (we’ll call him Max) hadn’t showered in three days, he knew the new guy would be a problem.  477 more words