Author Archive for Darrow Montgomery
Two weeks ago, William Grimes called his wife, Erin. He was in Birmingham, Alabama with their two young children. Erin had moved to D.C., lured by the prospect of steady work in door-to-door magazine sales that would provide a decent hourly wage, free hotel and travel. "I was calling her and she was saying that [...]
In 2001, we visited Lorton to chronicle the last days of the prison. The inmates had all been transferred out. But what was left was enough to tell a few stories.
A typical cell contained a metal toilet, a metal mirror, empty milk cartons, and a few hand-drawn calendars. But one cell in particular had been [...]