Ice House

Helping Juvenile Offenders, One Painting and One Play at a Time

The Children's Prison Arts Project helps kids in juvenile detention in the Houston area process their emotions through art.

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Immigration

Conroe Residents Protest Expansion of Immigration Detention Facility

The privately run facility will add 1,000 beds next door to the existing Joe Corley Detention Center, and some residents—including the mayor—aren't happy.

07/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Poughkeepsie to Polunsky

In Texas, Death Row Inmates Through the Eyes of a New York Artist

A supermax prison isn't the best place to sit for a portrait, but Peter Charlap's subjects have no other choice.

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Dept. of Editorial Justice

We’re With the Banned

A discovery that Houstonia is prohibited in Texas jails illuminates the often-arbitrary rules governing what prisoners can—or can’t—read.

11/03/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Justice

Prisoner’s Dilemma

Want to see the inside of a classic Kenneth Franzheim building? Try spending a night in jail.

09/30/2013 By Raj Mankad

Hustle Town Hard Times

Riff Raff Did 10 Days in the County Here in 2002

And here are the details.

09/20/2013 Photography by Peter Holley By John Lomax