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Written Inside

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Cockroaches. Clean freaks. Cardboard pianos. Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell.


16:42 | Apr 13th, 2017

He noticed something moving in the back of the cell. In this final episode, inmate James Trent describes an encounter that he'll never forget. Plus: An interview with the co-creators of Written Inside...Show More

07:40 | Apr 11th, 2017

No privacy. No space. No quiet. No furniture. In this episode, inmate William Jones describes his prison cell, which is notable for what is not there rather than what is.  Created by journalist Alex K...Show More
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07:29 | Apr 6th, 2017

Ramon Delgado rises before dawn to thoroughly scrub his cell each morning. In this episode, an inmate describes his obsessive cleaning routine in a space caked with dust and dirt.  Created by journali...Show More

10:12 | Apr 4th, 2017

In prison, it's important not to allow anyone to get close to you, especially a cellmate. But this cellmate is different. In this episode, inmate Michael Carlos describes his improbable friendship wit...Show More

08:46 | Mar 30th, 2017

Being a recluse, especially in prison, does simplify things. In this episode, inmate Marcos Gray considers the consequences of isolating himself from other prisoners...and from his family back home.  ...Show More
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