Josef Montag (Mendel) and Tomas Sobek (Masaryk): Should Paris Hilton Receive a Lighter Prison Sentence Because She's Rich? Evidence from a Survey Experiment. Robert Rigg (Drake): Are There No Prisons? Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System in the United States. Jay Borchert (Michigan): Denying Liberty: The Failure to Extend Lawrence v. Texas to Prisons and Prisoners. From Contexts, after serving a long prison sentence for murder, Bruce was released into a world he no longer knew — over ribs and shortbread, he shares the story of his re-entry and his passion for food; and Charis Kubrin explains the big — and problematic — picture for those who have served their time, but will now be put to new tests on the outside. Nicholas Clairmont explores the religious prisoner's dilemma. Matt Stroud understands there’s no money to be made in selling ads alongside prison journalism, so he considers himself lucky to be paid at all. Joaquin Sapien on how the ongoing effort to end prison rape hits a new snag. From NYRB, David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow on the shame of our prisons: New evidence. Paul Waldman on six charts that explain why our prison system is so insane. With 2.3 million people incarcerated in the US, prisons are big business: Meet the corporations who are profiting off our prison system. The U.S. ranks 1st in locking people up. Doran Larson on why Scandinavian prisons are superior: “Open” prisons, in which detainees are allowed to live like regular citizens, should be a model for the U.S.