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Cons Get It Together
Charles Howe
Part six of Findley and Howe's "Behind Prison Bars" series, this article describes how serving time can radicalize prison inmates, turning both black and white into "leftist revolutionaries" bent on "fighting the system," sometimes turning petty criminals into violent offenders serving extended sentences.
Charles Howe
An article highlighting the increase of violent offenders in California's corrections system.
Behind Prison Bars: Homosexual Attackers
Tim Findley
Charles Howe
This article tells the stories of Davey and Ford, two inmates in California's prison system, and their struggle to protect themselves against homosexual attackers. While one is gay and the other heterosexual, both experienced the constant terror of an impending attack and had to take extreme measures to protect themselves, sometimes risking extensions of their already lengthy sentences.
The Final Days in Jail
Richard H. Stewart
In the final installment of his series "Doing Time" for the Boston Globe, R.H. Stewart describes in detail the group alcohol counselling sessions he was required to attend as part of his sentence as well as the humiliation he felt when his wife visited. Finally, he reveals the mixed reactions of the other inmates when he reveals his true identity and purpose of his incarceration.
Rules to Learn; Cigarettes are Money
Richard H. Stewart
Boston Globe reporter Richard Stewart went undercover as a prison inmate and served six days in a Salem jail for a phony DUI conviction. This is the third of his five part series titled "Doing Time" where he describes his interactions with the other inmates and how he discovered the prison's unspoken rules.
The Cell Block; Life in a Barren 5-by-8 Space
R. H. Stewart
Boston Globe reporter Richard Stewart went undercover as a prison inmate and served six days in a Salem jail for a phony DUI conviction. This is the second of his five part series titled "Doing Time" where he describes his fears about getting along with the other inmates and spending his first night in a jail cell.
The First Day; Dignity Leaves and Fear Arrives
Richard H Stewart
Boston Globe reporter Richard Stewart went undercover as a prison inmate and served six days in a Salem jail for a phony DUI conviction. This is the first of his five part series titled "Doing Time" where he describes his transportation and entrance to the jail.
A Special Report on Arizona's Corrections System
This tabloid published by the Arizona Daily Star is a well-rounded report on Arizona's corrections system. While some articles concentrate on history, policy and legislation, 2 Daily Star reporters, Ray H. Ring and John S. Long, reported their stories by going undercover, as a convict and prison guard respectively.
John S Long
Long posed as a corrections officer at Fort Grant Correctional and Training Center for two weeks directly following his honeymoon in Tahiti. At Fort Grant he dealt with all types of inmates, from gang members to rapists and murderers.
R H Ring
Arizona Daily Star reporter R.H. Ring spent 10 days posing as a maximum-security convict at Arizona's Florence State Penitentiary. Very few people in the prison system knew of his stay, not even Florence's warden. This article won an award from Investigative Reports and Editors (IRE) and an American Bar Association Gavel Award. It was published in a tabloid called "The Convicted" as a special supplement to the Ariozona Daily Star, along with other Star reporters' stories on Arizona's corrections system. Ring's colleague John Long posed as a corrections officer. His story "Holding Down the Fort" was also included in "The Convicted."
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