Ep 8: A Visit From An Outsider

An illustration of a bird sitting on the bars of a prison cell
An illustration of a bird sitting on the bars of a prison cell

Ep 8: A Visit From An Outsider

He noticed something moving in the back of the cell. In this final episode, inmate James Trent describes an encounter that he’ll never forget.

Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell. Adapted from essays written at Stateville Correctional Center near Chicago, these intimate stories speak to the everyday experience of being incarcerated. James Trent’s story was voiced by Chicago actor Ric Walker. Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago’s Colin McNulty.


This project is made possible in part by generous support from The Field Foundation of Illinois