Wayne Williams, the subject of the podcast Atlanta Monster and Season 2 of Mindhunter, has been in prison for almost 30 years after being convicted of murdering two men. Although he was never tried or convicted, the murders of 29 kids and young adults were attributed to him as well.
Tommy Ray, a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, came up with an idea that would revolutionize cold-case homicide investigations: making a game out of it. Now prison inmates around the country use playing cards with photos of cold-case victims on them.
Deb Davis of Paws With a Cause, a group that works with six Michigan Department of Corrections facilities to train service and assistance dogs, talks to us about how inmates train the dogs and what inmates and prisons get out of their program.
While one of the biggest drug kingpins in Washington, D.C. remains in a federal penitentiary, his namesake son, Tony Lewis Jr. is helping children with a parent in prison. He talks to us about his struggle getting people to understand that when a person goes to prison, their family goes with them.
There is a history of investigators, reporters, and even regular people (like the volunteers on 60 Days In) going undercover in prison to expose wrongdoing, danger, and bad treatment. Read inspiring stories of intrepid souls who went behind bars to find truth.