“On Monday, three men — now graying and in their 50s — walked out of prison, freed after spending all of their adult lives behind bars. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart appeared relieved but also perplexed as they emerged to tell a cluster of waiting news cameras about their years in prison, waging what often seemed like a hopeless fight to prove their innocence in the long-ago murder that they had always insisted they did not commit.” NYT: They Spent 36 Years Behind Bars for Murder. Someone Else Did It.

+ “She is one of millions of family members of people in prisons and jails across the United States who fund the $1.2bn prison phone industry, an industry that prison reform advocates have been trying – and failing – to fix for years and that the Federal Communications Commission head, Mignon Clyburne, called ‘the greatest, most distressing, type of injustice I have ever seen in the communications sector.'” The Guardian: ‘They’re profiting off pain’: the push to rein in the $1.2bn prison phone industry. (Editor’s note: Sick.)

+ Reason: West Virginia Inmates Will Be Charged by the Minute to Read E-Books on Tablets. (Editor’s note: See previous editor’s note.)