How Biotech Could Make Life in Prison a Living Hell

At the University of Oxford, a team of scholars led by the philosopher Rebecca Roache has begun thinking about the ways futuristic technologies might transform punishment. In January, I spoke with Roache and her colleagues Anders Sandberg and Hannah Maslen about emotional enhancement, 'supercrimes', and the ethics… » 3/17/14 11:00am 3/17/14 11:00am

Monopoly Is Getting Rid of Jail. That's Some Bullshit. (Updated)

Say goodbye to one of the few remaining cornerstones of childhood. The Monopoly board as we know it is being supplemented with a new version Hasbro believes will appeal more to today's swaggy youth. Time to welcome in the new age of chaos—because Monopoly Empire is about to be coming to you totally jail-free. » 7/25/13 11:29am 7/25/13 11:29am

Robbers Break Into Prison to Steal a TV

Most sane people, like you and me, do all we can to avoid prison. Not these idiots in New Zealand though, they broke into prison to steal a 50-inch plasma TV. The numbnuts set some drapes in an administrative building afire and that's when police realized the New Plymouth Prison, a minimum to high security prison, had… » 3/08/11 10:00pm 3/08/11 10:00pm