An Inmate Reflects on Life in America’s Largest Maximum-Security Prison

Joseph Norfleet is serving life in prison after missing his intended target in a drive-by shooting and killing a 9-year-old boy in 1994. In this video, Jeffrey Goldberg visits him in the Louisiana State Penitentiary to discuss his experience in prison and the prospect of rehabilitation. Goldberg tells Norfleet’s story in more detail in “A Matter of Black Lives,” in the September issue of The Atlantic.

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