Baba Khan managed to change things for the better, even from his jail cell.
When James “Whitey” Bulger was beaten to death in prison with a lock in a sock last month, not everybody in the old neighborhood cheered.
There was a wicked economy to Les’ job: People who didn’t screw up never saw him so he only saw screwups, and who cared what happened to them?
Queens drug lord Pappy Mason has been mythologized in hip-hop lyrics, despite being a convicted cop-killer.
The world’s largest prison population gets paid next to nothing for their labor. Should that change? OZY dissects the arguments.
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Beijing is bringing back Mao-era re-education and forced labor to target Muslims.
- True Story
If you’d been a gangbanger on your way to a lengthy prison stay, the last detour you’d expect would be one to a preschool.
How did a mystery man become the world’s most wanted criminal? A deep dive into the dark chronicles of Charles Sobhraj is a good place to start.
- Politics & Power
Holly Harris is working to push a landmark bill over the finish line.
Race, class, crime, busing and the Boston Mob made for a heady Irish stew in the dog days of summer ’74.