The Day the Coronavirus Came to Prison

“In the days before he went into lockdown, John J. Lennon sent this dispatch from Sing Sing, on how the maximum-security prison was preparing for the inevitable arrival of COVID-19.”

Source: Esquire
Published: Mar 19, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,514 words)

‘This Place Is Crazy’: How America’s Cell Blocks Became Its Psych Wards

Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated. Here’s what this crisis looks like from the inside—a series of lost lives and a few rare victories—as reported by a prisoner-journalist.

Source: Esquire
Published: Jun 5, 2018
Length: 21 minutes (5,400 words)