Janice Howard

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How a Phone Changed My Life on Death Row

I felt like a virgin on my wedding night—eager to put this thing to use, not sure if it'll hurt.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Dying is the easy part. Waiting years to be executed, with no one to connect with—that's the nightmare.<p>The death-row unit in North …

Criminal Justice

Sheldon Johnson Wants to Go Straight, But The Past Won’t Let Go

Years ago, his grandfather set in motion a cycle of imprisonment that has trapped his family. Now Sheldon Johnson must carry the burden of his name.<p><b>His grandfather, Sheldon Johnson Sr.,</b> was addicted to crack cocaine and went to prison. His father, Sheldon Johnson Jr., was a drug dealer and went to …

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What Does Love Do To Your Brain?

Falling in love isn't as abstract a concept as you might think. Romance corresponds to a specific mix of chemicals in your brain and body, among them …


The 7 Best Pieces of Advice for Living a Happy Life

This applies to everyone.<p>If truth is relative to what you believe, then happiness is directly correlated to what you pursue.<p>Everyone is in search of how to live a happy life--when in reality, the search begins with you. Happiness is not "found." It is realized.<p>It is already right here.<p>(For all of …

Three Mindfulness Exercises To Reduce Anxiety

Mindfulness is one of the most effective ways of controlling anxiety. Here are three ways to apply this approach in your everyday life.


69-Year-Old Nepali Man Walks 3 Hours A Day To Finish High School

His classmates are young enough to be his grandchildren.<p>Meet one of the world’s oldest high school students: 69-year-old Durga Kami of Nepal.<p>Great Big Story caught up with Kami as he went through a typical day in the 10th grade, which is anything but typical when your classmates are young enough to …

North Korean defectors are going to prison for drugs, and it's part of a larger problem

As more North Korean defectors make their way into their southern counterpart, one would think that that life in South Korea would be rife with opportunity when compared to the North.<p>A recent parliamentary report from Rep. Kang Chang-il of the Minjoo Party of Korea, however, provided evidence that …

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Why I Invested in the Prison-Industrial Complex

Even in times of uncertainty, the corporations that build and operate prisons and jails seem guaranteed to turn a profit.<p>Last year, I bought some prison stock. It was just for research, I told myself as I linked my checking account to the online brokerage firm that promised a fast and easy …

Criminal Justice

I Was Relentlessly Harassed by the Media After Cutting My Own Penis Off

Andre Johnson, a.k.a. Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper Christ Bearer, is recovering after the incident, but still thinks the media's approach to mental health needs to improve.<p><i>In 2014, one of the biggest mental health-related stories to hit the mainstream was the case of Andre "Christ Bearer" Johnson, the</i> …

Mental Health

The Terror of Dealing with Social Anxiety Disorder in Prison

My condition was both the thing that led me into crime and an extra punishment on top of my jail sentence.<p>When most people finish university, they either get a job or go traveling. Unfortunately, I'm not most people. Since the age of 18, I've suffered from social anxiety disorder, a mental illness …

Mental Health

Justices to decide on sentences for young prison 'lifers'

But the 75-minute high court argument in the case of a Louisiana man who has been imprisoned since 1963 ended with a distinct possibility that the justices could dismiss the case on technical grounds and perhaps take up another inmate's plea in the spring.<p>The court spent more time debating whether …

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Kelly Gissendaner: Georgia executes first woman for 70 years despite last-minute appeals

Letter on behalf of Pope Francis and video from three of her children pleading for clemency did not sway authorities in the state<p>Georgia has executed Kelly Renee Gissendaner with a fatal injection for the slaying of her husband, despite a plea for clemency from their children.<p>Last-minute appeals …