Inside Prison Walls
The latest interviews and special features from The Hutchinson News.
Prison to politics - Episode 7
At age 21, Jermaine Wilson was in the maximum-security wing at Lansing Correctional Prison. Now at age 32, Jermaine is mayor of Leavenworth, Kansas.
MMA training on inmates — Episode 6
Former Hutchinson prison correctional officer Mike Edwards prepares to enter the mixed-martial arts cage one more time, 20 years after his debut. He used to train by fighting inmates.
Pregnant in prison - Episode 5
Founder of the Topeka Doula Project, Juliet Swedlund, talks about working with pregnant inmates as a doula.
Making the most of 'Not Guilty' - Episode 4
Michael Hill Jr. faced 35 years in prison before he was let off on a technicality. Now he's back behind bars, but this time as an employee.
The cellblock tattoo artist - episode 3
When inmates wanted a tattoo, they went to Luis Gutierrez's cell.
When inmates get guns - episode 2
Robert Hannigan's career at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility began in 1959. He shares stories from his 40 years there, including dealing with armed inmates
Gangs, drugs and cell phones - Episode 1
Thomas Galindo, a barber in Hutchinson, Kansas, talks about his life in prison. His experiences included dealing with gangs, how drugs and cell phones get smuggled into prison and how he survived doing his time to turn his life around and become a successful businessman.