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How Cell Phones Make Prison Drug Dealing Easy

By Seth Ferranti

Cell phones, which retail at up to $1,500 behind bars, are a crucial means of making sure the yard is "blessed," prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

How Drug War Snitches Buy Their Way Out of Prison

By Seth Ferranti

The information that's passed to the DEA from behind bars is often artificially manufactured and paid for, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

NA Meetings in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Narcotics Anonymous meetings can break down barriers behind bars, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

AA Meetings in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Meetings provide a crucial support system for recovering alcoholics behind bars, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

Addicted Prisoners Wait Years for Treatment

By Seth Ferranti

The waiting list for addiction treatment in federal prisons is 51,000 long, a report reveals. The Fix speaks with some of those affected. MORE  

How to Make Hooch in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Prison brewing involves some simple ingredients, some know-how...and an unwanted pair of pants, inmates explain to The Fix. MORE  

Drug Treatment In Prison: Aftercare

By Seth Ferranti

Some prisoners who graduate from drug treatment programs worry that they're not being prepared for life on the outside, they tell The Fix. MORE  

Drug Treatment in Prison: Moving on Out

By Seth Ferranti

The RDAP program aims high to prep prisoners for release—like teaching how to tie a tie. But some tell The Fix they find it "condescending." MORE  

Would Drug Prisoners Vote Obama?

By Seth Ferranti

The War on Drugs imprisons millions of low-level offenders who (wrongly) believed the Obama Administration would help them. There's little reason for hope with a second term. MORE  

Drug Treatment in Prison: Core Treatment

By Seth Ferranti

Prisoners tell The Fix that Phase II of RDAP covers communication and self-analysis: are you a dominator, neglector or manipulator?  MORE  

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