Clary Estes

Photographer, Writer
          
Nationality: United States of America
Biography: Clary Estes is a documentary photographer from Central Kentucky who works internationally on stories about the human condition.
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How Puppies Could Help Reduce Prison Recidivism
clary estes
Dec 10, 2019
Location: Kentucky
It is a starkly and bitterly cold winter morning in Peewee Valley, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. The quaint brick houses along Ash Avenue belie what is just down the road; the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women (KCIW), a small mixed security prison holding around 721 incarcerated women. As I drive up and walk into the institute I am struck by that ubiquitous heavy clank of prison doors as they close and automatically lock behind me. I am told to give my ID to the corrections officer at the entrance and am asked a few supplementary questions before I sign my name to a form confirming my date and time of arrival. I have 45 minutes to visit - no more. I walk through the ex-ray machine repack my bags and am escorted by two women through a series of grey green florescent lit hallways and doors that are un-locked, at the discretion of an unseen officer, and immediately lock again behind use. Read More...

How Puppies Could Help Inmates with Behavioral Health
Approximately 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States, 43% are expected to be re-institutionalised after their release. How could puppies help buck the trend?
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Easter In The Age Of COVID-19

By Clary Estes — As I drove into the parking lot of the Powell County High School I could hear the exaltations of a local..
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Calm Before The Storm: Hope Lies In How Rural Hospitals Are Banding Together To Combat Coronavirus

By Clary Estes — Hospitals in rural America are facing a slew of challenges as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) begins infiltrating..
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Calm Before The Storm: Rural Hospital Workforce Pushed To The Breaking Point When Treating COVID-19

By Clary Estes — “At first they said COVID-19 was an airborne thing, so I was provided with one N95 respirator..
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Calm Before The Storm: Rural Hospitals Brace For The Coronavirus Surge

By Clary Estes — This is Part 1 of a 4 part series on rural hospital preparedness. Calm Before The Storm: Rural Hospitals..
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States Are Being Forced Into Bidding Wars To Get Medical Equipment To Combat Coronavirus

By Clary Estes — "As the bidding wars between states drive the prices of medical equipment ever upward, it is hard to..
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What The Relationship Between Blood Type And Coronavirus Susceptibility Means For Future Treatments

By Clary Estes — A new  study that has come out of China claims to have found that people with type A blood may be more..
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How The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Is Impacting Rural America

By Clary Estes — Patrons of Rooster Brew, a brewpub located in the small town of Paris, in rural Bourbon County, Kentucky,..
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Interview with Hans Madej - Standing Between the Old and the New

By Clary Estes — Hans Madej is a man locked in the tesseract of history. Through his work he explores how the echoes of our..
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Creating A Culture Of Recovery To Fight Addiction In Appalachia

By Clary Estes / Hindman, Kentucky — A small sign reading “Dulcimers Made Here” leads into the  Appalachian School of Luthiery..
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The Narcotic Farm And The Little Known History America’s First Prison For Drug Addicts

By Clary Estes — As you drive along the picturesque rolling hills of central Kentucky horse country you may unexpectedly pass..
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Opinion: A reflection on my conversation with Stephen Mayes

By Clary Estes — Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not..
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Opinion: Reflecting on The Four Corners Project

By Clary Estes — Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not..
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Nina Postica - The Carpet

By Clary Estes — Nina Postica remembers her time as a deportee in Siberia when her mother was forced to sell their beloved..
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Catching a Fire - Lesia Maruschak

By Clary Estes — I recently got to talk with Lesia Maruschak about her etherial work on Holodomor, the Soviet Era Ukrainian..
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Healthy Times Ep. 57: Clary Estes

By Clary Estes — I sat down with the Healthy Times radio show to talk about the media's coverage of the opioid epidemic..
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Hemp Moves into Growth Mode

By Clary Estes — Kentucky is well positioned to meet growing demand for newly legalized hemp   Hemp Moves into Growth..
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Pet Therapy, Patient Benefit

By Clary Estes — Humans aren’t the only caregivers working in Kentucky health-care facilities. Across the state,..
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By Clary Estes — This wrestling villain praises Hillary and invokes Obamacare. Meet the Progressive Liberal, who’s..
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On Death

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Health Care: The Pain of Losing Employees

By Clary Estes — Beyond the tragedy for thousands of Kentucky families, opioid abuse and overdose deaths are a problem for..
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Stories from the Needle Exchange - Interview 3

By Clary Estes — "My surgeon was the one who told me to watch on TV how to shoot up..." The Lexington-Fayette..
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Stories from the Needle Exchange - Interview 2

By Clary Estes — "I started with methamphetamines and then heroin was there one day..." The Lexington-Fayette..
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Nina Postica - The Carpet

By Clary Estes — Nina Postica remembers her time as a deportee in Siberia when her mother was forced to sell their beloved..
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Stories from the Needle Exchange - Interview 1

By Clary Estes — "I have seen people sitting in a room and there's four people in the room and one needle." The..
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