jail

crime

Inside the Fine Dining Restaurant Housed in a Colombian Prison

Restaurante Interno at San Diego District Jail in Cartagena provides female inmates with the skills and experience needed to secure a job when they are released.
Naomi Larsson
9.17.18
Ramen

This Formerly Incarcerated Chef Is Making Healthier Ramen for Prison Commissaries

"God came to me and said, 'I want you to do this ramen.'”
Lauren Rothman
8.30.18
WTF

Woman Arrested After Trying to Order Breakfast Sandwich from Jail Security Booth

Anything for a bacon, egg, and cheese.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.21.18
MARIJUANA

Prison Worker Arrested for Trying to Sneak Drug-Stuffed Burrito into Jail

There are smarter, decidedly less sketchy ways to combine your loves of weed and Mexican food.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.14.17
crime

Five Arrested For Sneaking Weed, Booze, and Tobacco into Jail in Sandwiches

According to the feds, Thadieus “Weasy” Goods, Lavangelist “Juicy” Powell, and Price “Primo” Johnson sold the smuggled weed on the inside for five times its street value.
Wyatt Marshall
1.25.17
Chicago

A Chicago Chef Is Rehabilitating Inmates One Pizza at a Time

If you pick up a knife Bruno Abate’s kitchen, you’ll notice that it’s chained to the counter. That is because this culinary school operates in the basement of Division 11 of Cook County Jail in Chicago.
Sarah Freeman
12.6.16
prison food

British Prison Food Is So Bad It’s Causing Riots

According to a new report from HM Inspectorate of Prisons, just 29 percent of inmates describe the meals they receive as "good"—and it's leading to violence.
Phoebe Hurst
9.8.16
Jail food

What It's Like to Eat Some of the Worst Prison Food in America

During my seven-month stay in a county jail, I experienced a culinary horror show at the hands of Aramark, a private contractor that has been slammed with accusations of serving rotten and maggot-infested food in prisons across the US.
Stephen Katz
7.27.16