Rusted

"The layer of rust and lime speckles on the faucet and sink handles gave her pause; she always imagined those stains were the blood of women who lived here… More

Univision

"With little to no idea what they are actually saying, I watch a lot of Univision, the popular Spanish speaking television channel." More

God’s Coins

"Wesley and I sat in back of the group of children, with our backs on the porch railing, solemnly looking out at the sky, filling, once again, with dark… More

Solitary Confinement

"The smile I wear is a disguise. It masks my tears. My eyes reveal the deception. This is my 19th year in prison. Year five living in the dungeon.… More

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Sophia

"Her letters to me were scribble-scratched from the women's psychiatric ward. She was much younger than the other female prisoners, and they'd taunt and tease her until she had… More

The Box

"I had only been on Rikers for three months and I was already going to the box. I was nervous and didn't want to go." More

Somewhere, Kansas

"Do you ever think back on the choices you’ve made in life? When I was a kid, Man, everything was possible, life was amazing . . . and then… More