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Written Inside

Chicago Public Media

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United States

Twitter:

@wbez

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English

Contact:

312-893-8585


Episodes

Ep 8: A Visit From An Outsider

4/13/2017
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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, Alex Kotlowitz and Jennifer Lackey. Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Duration:00:16:42

Ep 7: What Isn't Here

4/11/2017
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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 Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Duration:00:07:40

Ep 6: A Place Kept Clean

4/6/2017
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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 journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Duration:00:07:28

Ep 2: At War With The Roaches

3/23/2017
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These roaches don’t run when the light turns on. In the second episode, inmate Oscar “Smiley” Parham describes the reason he started a two-month war with super vermin in his prison cell. Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Duration:00:13:12

Preview Of WBEZ's Written Inside: Stories About Prison Cells

3/15/2017
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Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell. Adapted from essays written at Stateville Correctional Center near Chicago, these intimate stories speak to the everyday experience of being incarcerated. Each inmate’s story is voiced by a Chicago actor. Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.

Duration:00:03:54