The Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) is an entirely corrupt system. Inmates are treated in a way eerily reminiscent of the way slaves were treated not so long ago. The judicial system's main focus is punishment. Almost no emphasis is placed on rehabilitation. This is the reason that the average three year recidivism rate is 44.06 percent. While there are some rehabilitation programs, they are underfunded and not all inmates on the waiting list make it in. This is a huge problem and needs to be corrected.
They may not be at the top of everybody's list, and they certainly don't have any cult following of any kind, but prison films are often greatly overshadowed. Some of the best interpersonal confrontations are met in such a situation as being sent to prison, look at Denzel Washington's Hurricane. Despite it being more of a boxing movie, Rubin Carter's long stint in jail taught of a mix between finding hope in the darkest of times, while also learning when to use that hope wisely.
Who doesn't like a good whodunit? Somebody has been murdered, the stakes couldn't be any higher, and perhaps that's why murder mystery movies have been fascinating audiences since the inception of film making.
If you devoured every episode of the podcastSerial, it's safe to say you're a true crime junkie. While you desperately wait for another season of the wildly successful podcast to be released, hold yourself over with a few true crime books fans of Serial should read.
Some murder investigations have the craziest endings, with finales that offer a cathartic resolution proving the existence of justice beyond a reasonable doubt. Others are left more or less tied up in a bow from their initial opening, closed at the onset of an abrupt confession, or the inevitable discovery of a specific piece of evidence.
Conspiracy theorists are an odd bunch — and that's why we love them. They always question common beliefs and ask society what we really know. At times, they're the most open-minded and intelligent people you'll meet.
Much of the far right and other assorted fringe groups have always accused the Clinton's of having a body count, but is there any merit to the political mudslinging? Over the years, the Clinton's enemies have tried to connect them to deaths ranging from former White House staffer Vince Foster to JFK Jr.
Being in prison means that you're facing the same four walls for months, years, or even the rest of your life. Being stuck in one place without being able to hold a job, see your family, or watch TV often forces people to think about their position in life. Perhaps that's why so many great books happen to be written by people who were incarcerated.
Have you ever wished you could get inside the mind of a serial killer to understand why they did the things they did? Why would they want to hurt someone? What caused them to morph into the gruesome person they became so famously known as?