I'm working on a story, for this forum, set in a death-row prison in Nashville Tennessee. It's been a while since I've done research on a project and the last time it happened I became so bogged down with my material that the story never materialized. It's going to be largely fictionionalized, as I think the one thing I can't gather from the period is the atmosphere of the prison itself and the characters within it. Basically, I feel that the basis of the story is the characters which may, in one way or another, be trapped inside the prison system in various ways-- whether as guards, prisoners, etc. How much, or little, research should I do on this story? I've already started writing and I was thinking of using research for the editing process to bring the project together. What does everyone think?