On a recent sunny, weekday morning, it was hard to find parking outside Lee Arrendale State Prison in north Georgia, little over an hour drive from Atlanta.
You don’t just stumble on this prison. It’s hard to see around the sharp turns that take visitors here on roads past green hills, and dilapidated trailer homes.
Getting inside means passing through a metal detector and six locked doors. Personal cell phones must be turned over to security. Visitors are happy to do it because many of their daughters, sisters, and mothers are inside.