Prison Insider invites witnesses to shout out, to describe their sadness and share their joys. We invite stories of resistance and want to provide a space where the silent voices of prisoners can be heard.
North America Long-term prisoners Mental health United StatesKyle H. has been incarcerated since 2001 and is serving a life sentence. He is held at River North Correctional Center in the state of Virginia. He bravely tells how an ordinary day goes by, when voices cannot stop, and when he becomes a stranger to himself. Read more
Coronavirus North America Health Overcrowding United StatesThe United States Penitentiary Canaan holds about 1,300 people. Qwantay A. is one of them. He has been incarcerated for 16 years and will be released in 2034. He drew some parallels between the coronavirus pandemic and mass incarceration, and shared his thoughts with Prison Insider. Read more
North America Long-term prisoners Justice Drugs United StatesQwantay will be released in 2034. Prison Insider asked him what his first day in prison was like. This is what he told us. Read more
North America Long-term prisoners Justice United StatesKyle H. has been incarcerated since 2001 and is serving a life sentence.He tells Prison Insider how his days go by. Read more
Death penalty United StatesAfrican American activist in detention for 35 years Read more