The young man is slumped over, dimly visible in his steel-mesh cage. He mumbles when he speaks, and the words that make it through the metal are plain and crude and soaked in a back-alley drawl. Billy Ray Dennis Jr., sentenced to life in prison for killing a Dallas teacher, can't explain why he turned out so bad. His vocabulary is too scrawny to... More >>>
Dennis, now 18, hasn't done much to redeem himself in prison. He's in administrative segregation, where, as he put it, "they keep the bad apples at."