But let me ask an easier question: Do you know where the nearest jail is?
Ten years ago, when I was still working for the Los Angeles Times, I discovered Los Angeles County Jail almost by accident.
A name called out at mail call signals to other inmates and staff that there is someone on the outside that cares for them – making them less vulnerable to violence and abuse.
The 'Angel of Death' serial killer, who admitted to killing three dozen hospital patients in the 1970s and '80s, has been hospitalized himself after a prison attack.
“I was driving past Magilligan prison [in Derry] and said to my mum, ‘would I ever be able to contact someone in there? “It was a beautiful day, and I remember feeling that I was so near these people, but they had a very different perception of the world.
I’m a very nosy and curious person anyway, and I didn’t want to be ignorant about such a big thing in the world.
Christianity is a religion founded by men in deep trouble with the law, men familiar with the inside of prisons, whose message was "the last shall be first, and the first last."In religious ethics as formulated in our monotheistic traditions, what is owed to the neighbor is simultaneously owed to God himself.
Harvey pleaded guilty to murdering 37 people in 1987, but later said that he had killed as many as 50 more.
Allow me, if I may, at this dark and shameful moment in our history, to linger over the last entry on that list: "I was in prison and you visited me." Jesus gives every item on his list twice-once in a positive formulation, for praise, and once in a negative formulation, for blame.
Thus, "I was in prison and you did not visit me." Can you imagine what it is like to be in prison waiting for a visit that does not come?
It’s made me think a lot about how I live my life.” After conducting some internet research, she came across Lifelines , an organisation that pairs up pen-pals with overseas prisoners.
Last September, Cullinane started writing to Paul (not his real name).