As America reconsidered mass incarceration, some citizens of "prison towns" were watching with bated breath.
The government has described the synthetic weed Spice as "the most serious threat to the safety and security of the prison system," and it's not wrong.
To win support for the resources and programs America's incarcerated people need, the public has to see what life is really like behind bars.
From bail and court hearings, to mental health and criminal charges themselves, the concept of diversion—or preventing people from ending up behind bars—is being redefined.
You don't see what I've seen and then just come out and be OK and adjust. We should get PTSD treatment for this shit.
In federal prison, you form friendships with gang members, violent men, and a whole slew of drug dealers and users of every variety. What happens after that is sensitive.
Nov 18, 2016
I thought getting arrested might help my daughter kick heroin. I was wrong.
Clancy Martin reflects on his seven times behind bars, from Dallas to Kansas City.
A new report on how Texas prisons can improve is unique: It was written solely by prisoners.
Between 2005 and 2008, fashion photographer Cosmin Bumbut visited Aiud prison in central Transylvania to photograph the inmates' daily life.
Punitive segregation—a.k.a. solitary confinement—is history for all inmates 21 or younger in America's largest city.
Last month, it was revealed that the UK's most dangerous convicted extremists will be kept in special high-security units in order to prevent them from spreading their ideologies to other inmates.
Homa Hoodfar says she has no plan to return to Iran.
Inmates are dying preventable deaths as the feds try to get local sheriffs in line.
The new law, which unanimously passed the California State Assembly Monday, would require prison time without parole for anyone convicted of raping an unconscious person.
A cut means more inside than it does on the street, and that's especially true in solitary—where some guys haven't seen their own reflection in a month.
60 Days In, a show about innocent civilians sent undercover to jail, has been both a hit with audiences and a force for positive change.
Canadian Inmates Connect made sensational headlines last year when notorious killer Luke Magnotta's profile showed up, but founder Melissa Fazzina believes her site supports rehabilitation.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we talk to the founder of Pigeonly, an app that helps inmates and their families stay connected.
HBO's fantastic crime drama turns the routine stuff of bureaucracy into agony.
"It never crossed my mind not to help whether he's got a gun or a badge," one inmate said. "If he falls down, I'm gonna help him."
Low pay, minimal breaks, and prisoners defecating on themselves are just part of the job in the extradition industry.
On the first episode of Party Legends Alia Shawkat, Jon Daly, Chris Pontius, and Kid Ink share their stories of awkward Hollywood hookups, bad trips, and drunken destruction in Australia.
For up to 100 hours a week, Renea Royster helps prison inmates post on Facebook, meet women, and keep track of fantasy sports, among other projects.