Chandra Bozelko is a columnist and thought leader. Her blog, Prison Diaries, won two Webby Awards. She served six years, three months and 11 days at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Connecticut.
- STUCK WITH THE BILLPrison strip searches are not only inhumane—they cost taxpayers $300 millionQuartz • October 31, 2019
- WE WON'T FORGETA thank you letter to president Barack Obama from a convicted felonQuartz • January 20, 2017
- THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOXFrom blood donation to taking the bus, some judges are offering creative options to jail timeQuartz • November 9, 2015
- LIFE BEHIND BARSRules about “contraband” highlight the arbitrary injustice of life in an American prisonQuartz • September 9, 2015
- JUSTICEStanding up to a prison bully got me two weeks of solitary confinementQuartz • August 20, 2015
- THE RIGHT TO READTo fix the US prison system, give every inmate the daily newspaperQuartz • August 13, 2015
- GUILTY-LOOKINGIn prison, shaving was a luxury I couldn’t stand to loseQuartz • July 24, 2015