In part two of our investigation into modern debtors' prisons, VICE examines how private probation can land vulnerable people in a cycle of extortion and jail time.
In this installment of our web series Justice, VICE examines how small municipalities turn policing into profit to create modern-day debtors' prisons.
While Bernie Sanders diehards roasted in the heat at the DNC, politicians, lobbyists and industry players got down to business.
After multiple clashes with civilians—alongside many other allegations of wrongdoing—there have been calls for the police force in South Yorkshire, England to be completely disbanded. Here's how it got to that point.
Diamonds, sex with prostitutes dressed as flight attendants, helicopter rides—the allegations are wild.
Opa-Locka might just be the most corrupt city in Florida, which is really saying something.
Also revealed: the army's links to a controversial mining company.
Rodrigo Duterte, who won this week's election, is sort of like Donald Trump if Donald Trump had long been accused of endorsing death squads.
Photographer Giles Clarke spent months documenting the lives of some of the country's poorest people.
Fahmi Reza's political art has been getting him in trouble for decades. His latest work, a giant clownish take on the Malaysian PM's face, has become the icon for the country's anti-corruption push.
The massive data leak has politicians around the world on the defensive. But how will the US government react?
Soon after the story broke, people were already tweeting: "Oh shock, horror: rich, powerful person is corrupt—why should I care?" This is why you should care.
Former Suffolk County Chief James Burke's recent conviction on civil rights charges opened a window into a lurid cop culture of illegal wiretapping, cover-ups, sex addiction, drunk driving, and blackmail.
Some guards are also accused of facilitating multi-kilo coke and meth drug deals on the outside.
Former New South Wales Labor General Secretary Jamie Clements was accused of sexual misconduct, but his case was only the tip of the iceberg.
The black market for drugs creates all sorts of twisted incentives for agents of the law.
Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam were found guilty of eight charges of bribery, extortion, and conspiracy.
The only question is what kind of impact former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's fall will have on the way things get done in New York.
Lino Zambito believes the problem is prevalent throughout Canada, and says other local governments should probe the construction companies in their areas.
For the past few weeks, New Yorkers have had a rare privilege: They've been able to watch not one, but two legislative leaders fight federal charges in court.
A report says some snow professionals were told they'd have their legs broken if they bid on a certain contract.
In an extract from his new book, author JJ Robinson paints a picture of the Maldives far different from the one we see in the Instagram snaps of the rich and famous.
A new investigation from the Center for Public Integrity found that most state governments are opaque cesspools of influence peddling, loopholes, and secrecy.
Fires have now been burning across several islands since September, producing more greenhouse gases than the daily output of the United States.