Suicides are on the rise in jails and prisons, and Georgia has one of the highest rates of inmate suicides in the nation — nearly double the national average. On Second Thought explores the circumstances effecting the numbers.

Atlanta-based freelance reporter Max Blau reported in The Macon Telegraph last month. He spoke to state officials, family members and dug into public records data. He joins On Second Thought to discuss his findings on prison suicides.

On Second Thought for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is a well-known classic, but what happened to the author in her later years is less known.

On Second Thought delves into her later life with Michael Adno. Adno’s story on Hurston comes out in The Bitter Southerner this week.


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