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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  

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  

How Prison Drug Dealing by Phone Has Changed

By Seth Ferranti

The '90s were the heyday of running drug empires from federal prison, inmates tell The Fix. But cell phones have offered new possibilities. MORE  

How Prisoners Beat Urine Tests

By Seth Ferranti

Prisoners claim to The Fix that beating tests inside is routine. MORE  

How Prisoners Make Joints and Pipes

By Seth Ferranti

Bibles in prison aren't just for reading, insiders tell The Fix. MORE  

The Drug-Testing Regime in US Prisons

By Seth Ferranti

From 5 am onwards, you're always subject to urine tests inside, prisoners say—especially if you're on the "hot list." MORE  

Where Prisoners Stash Their Drugs

By Seth Ferranti

Living in a confined, guarded environment calls for really ingenious stash spots, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

Why K2 Is the Prisoner's Choice

By Seth Ferranti

Prisoners tell The Fix one way to get high inside and still avoid the "hole." MORE  

How Rx Drugs Spread Through Prison

By Seth Ferranti

As you'd expect, many of the pills handed out in jail aren't swallowed by their intended recipients. MORE  

How to Make a Syringe in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

As the 19th International AIDS Conference in DC spotlights needle exchange programs, The Fix reports from America's prison system, where addicts take matters into their own hands. MORE  

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