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Day #075: Replace GEO Group with a restoration center

Richmond hired the face of the prison industrial complex, and no one noticed. San Antonio offers a model for a much better program.

Civil War: From Richmond to Andersonville

150 years ago, as Richmond’s war-time prison population grew, many of those prisoners were sent south to Andersonville, Georgia.

Richmond during the Civil War: Castle Thunder

You may have heard of Libby Prison and the prison on Belle Isle. But there was another Civil War-era prison known ominously as Castle Thunder.