Lawrence Bartley

Lawrence Bartley is an inmate at Sing Sing prison. He killed a 15-year-old bystander during a shoot-out in a movie theater in 1990 when Bartley was 17.

Lawrence Bartley appears in the following:

A Headline Stays Static Even As A Life Transforms

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Lawrence Bartley was first on the show in 2014 while he was still in prison. In this new episode, he talks about becoming a journalist and the impact of a headline from our show. 


What People Really Make (and Spend) Behind Bars

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Marshall Project asked people in prison to track their earning and spending — and bartering and side hustles — for 30 days. Their accounts reveal a thriving underground economy behind bars.


When Six Feet Isn't An Option

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Two stories on incarceration and coronavirus: an update from Lawrence Bartley, and a woman who wrote to him, worried about her incarcerated husband's safety.


Three Narratives About Incarceration

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Anna Sale & Lawrence Bartley on Death, Sex & Money's latest episode. Rudy Valdez & Cindy Shank on “The Sentence.” Kaneza Schaal & Cornell Alston on “Jack &.” 


I Served 27 Years In Prison. Now, I'm Out On Parole.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Lawrence Bartley was released on parole this spring. Now, he and his wife Ronnine are building an everyday life for their family on the outside.


Becoming a Father in Prison: Updated

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We met Lawrence Bartley inside Sing Sing prison in 2014. Now, almost three years later, he's up for parole for the first time in his 27 years behind bars. 

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Becoming a Father in Prison

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lawrence Bartley has been in prison for 23 years on a murder charge. Now, he's wondering what he'll say to the parole board—and to his sons, who are still too young to know of his past.

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