Prisons are built with one thing in mind: surveillance. The architecture is designed to assert control and diminish privacy. But even in these spaces, people find ways to claim just a bit of privacy. In this episode and the next, we explore how individuals adapt to prison architecture. First: carving out pockets of privacy, real and imagined.

Listen to Earlonne guest hosting the podcast Wrongful Conviction here.

As always, big thanks to Lt. Sam Robinson and Warden Ron Broomfield for their support of the show.

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