Welcome to the Yard. It doesn't matter if you're on the inside, as an inmate, or a guard. Nor does it matter if you are on the outside, as a friend, or family member visiting a loved one who's incarcerated. Everyone's here in the Yard. Everyone is locked up. It's been called a dozen different names or more, in as many different versions and incarnations: Jail, Lockup, The Slammer, Prison, The Joint, Juvy, Correctional Facility, Reformatory, Asylum, Cuckoo's Nest, Crazy House, Boot Camp, Penitentiary, Stockade, Dungeon, The Cooler, The Can, Guardhouse, The Pen, Statesville, Bullpen, Pound, House of Correction, Up the River, Detention Camp, The Rack, The Inside, The Cage, Penal Institution, Clink, The Black Hole. Called by any number of names, it all amounts to one thing: You're no longer FREE. And loss of freedom has been called by any equal number of just as frightening terms, synonymous with all of the above: Detainment, Confinement, Incarceration, Sentenced, Convicted, Institutionalized, Impounded, Held, Caged, Imprisoned, Committed, Restricted, Under Lock & Key, Sent Up River, Put Away. But that's only the beginning of the story. Featuring tales by these amazing authors: "A Farewell to Apotheosis" by Gregory L. Norris, "Swing a Sparrow on a String" by Ken Goldman, "Mastress of Light and Dark" by Catherine A. MacKenzie, "In the Jailhouse" by Bruce Harris, "The Will to Lose" and "Parole Violator" by Laird Long, "It's a Kinda Magic" by Jeremy Mays, "Solitary Man" by Adrian Ludens, "A Rose is a Rose?" by Larry Lefkowitz, "Second Chance" by Tom Larsen, "Prisoner Reincarnated" by Calvin Demmer, "Just a Spoonful of Horror" by Gary Ives, "Seven Conversations in Locked Rooms" by Alex Shvartsman, "Smaller" by James A. Miller, "Return to Death Row" by Fredrick Obermeyer, "Unlife Sentence" by Eric J. Juneau, "A Ray of Hope" by Paul Stansfield, "The Life and Multiple Deaths of Virgil Eugene" by Jennifer Word, "End a Days" by Kristin Dearborn, "Misconceptions" by Bryan Grafton, "Impala" by Timothy O'Leary, "Monroe and Warner" by Morgen Knight, "Brooms" by Jon-Michael Kelley, "Redemption" by Lee Duffy, "The Joint" by Randy D. Rubin, "Responsibility" by A. R. Shannon, "Finding the Answer" by Travis Richardson, "The Flea Jar" by Layla Cummins, "Innocence USA" by David Rachels, "Jeremy Knox" by Jeffrey K. Blevins, "The Side Job" by Joseph B. Cleary, "Penalty for Misuse-$20" and "The True Vocation of Sandy Brylirn" by J. J. Steinfeld.