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Prison: Behind the Bars

Prison
832 votersWhat Prison Is Really Like, According To Former Inmates And GuardsPrison fascinates us and fills us with fear, so it's no wonder it's been the subject of countless television series and films. But...
Criminals
556.5k viewsEx-Cons Describe The Craziest Sh*t They Witnessed While In PrisonWild stories from prison run the gamut, from the mundane turned terrifying to just plain weird. Prison guards have their own tales...
Prison
36 voters14 Fictional Movie Jails That Take Imprisonment To A Whole New LevelAs if regular prisons weren't bad enough (newsflash: they are), we have creative minds in Hollywood coming up with even worse ways...
WTF
319.7k viewsPrison Guards Describe The Most Disturbing Things They've Dealt With On The JobTerrible people do terrible things that land them in prison. Given the high concentration of negative energy present there, it com...
Prison
277.5k viewsEx-Convicts Reveal The One Thing They Miss About Life In PrisonIt's hard to imagine that anyone released from prison would actually miss living there. While it may seem strange to most, there a...
Prison
140.8k views20 of the Most Daring Prison Escapes of All TimeBreaking out of prison isn't easy. You have to have the right tools, a way to get out of your jail cell, a way to get to the outsi...
Interesting
738k viewsEverything You Need to Know About Conjugal VisitsConjugal visits are among the most cliched tropes featured in TV and movies about prison. However, prison conjugal visits are extr...
Explainer
2.6m viewsA Look Inside Some Of History's Most Terrifying PrisonsPrisons have held lawbreakers for as long as there have been laws to break. Facilities come and go as centuries pass, but the most...
Interesting
1.7m views18 Surprising Products Made by PrisonersFor decades, companies looking to cut labor costs have been turning to a source of nearly unlimited cheap labor: prisons. Because ...
Strange True Stories
3.6m viewsPrison Guards Describe the Most Disturbing Things They SawIf you think the prison guards on Orange is the New Black see some crazy things, just wait until you read these true stories from ...
Prison
484.2k viewsWhat's It Like Living On Death Row?There are approximately 2,900 prisoners currently experiencing life on death row. The death penalty is a legal option in 31 states...
True Crime
329.7k viewsThe Most Violent Inmate-On-Inmate MurdersPrison politics get complicated just like politics on the street. However, unlike politics on the street, when opposing groups cla...
Prison
64.5k viewsWhat It's Like To Be Pregnant In PrisonFor any expectant mom, carrying a baby for nine months can be an equally joyous and challenging journey. But consider soon-to-be m...
World History
71.8k viewsThe Most Brutal Prison Riots In HistoryAt the moment, prisons are the best tool society has to keep its criminals in check. Unfortunately, it seems kind of inevitable th...
Tattoos
13.3m viewsCommon Prison Tattoos and What They MeanPrison tattoos. What do they mean? Though not technically legal, prison tattooing is a tradition that transcends race, nationality...
Entertainment
32.2k viewsThings TV And Movies Get Completely Wrong About PrisonHollywood sometimes depicts real-life experiences and events perfectly. At other times, though, they tend to get things very wrong...
Strange True Stories
417k viewsPrisoners (And Some Guards) Reveal Their Scariest Memories From The JointPrison is scarier than any ghost story. If you’ve never heard prison stories from the inside, prepare yourself to be inundated wit...
Prison
212.5k viewsPrison Guards Describe The Weirdest Items The've Confiscated From InmatesIf nothing else, people in prison have a fair amount of time on their hands. So it’s no surprise how creative inmates have become ...
Prison
1.0m views'Far Worse Than Any Death Sentence': Horrific Realities of Solitary ConfinementPrison is far from pleasant, but things sink to an extra nasty level when prisoners are taken out of the yard and put into solitar...
Prison
96.9k viewsPrison Kingpins Who Made the System Work for ThemThe idea of a criminal kingpin is a scary thought. To think there are people out there that sit atop mighty illegal empires and r...