Is every inmate a potential entrepreneur?
Three men who broke out of a jail in Orange County, California, over the weekend are allegedly implicated in everything from murder to chopping off a weed dispensary owner's penis.
187Gangstersz is an Instagram page packed with footage that has been recorded within prison walls. We spoke to one of the account's administrators.
In the premiere episode of our series Justice, VICE examines the winners and losers of for-profit criminal justice and explores the emerging alternatives.
Then we meet Arthur Brand, a detective who operates within the black market of art, and hear about the surprising new album from Agoraphobic Nosebleed.
From its origins as an island owned by a slaver to its more recent history of brutality and scandal, Rikers has always been tainted by controversy.
It's rare to find the equipment and playing partners you need to make music behind bars, but a rock trio called the Institution managed it.
Even in a nicer prison, there are reminders everywhere that Christmas in lockup is about as real a holiday as the plastic needles on our fake trees.
Norman Seabrook has run New York City's jail guard union for decades, and isn't exactly pumped about shaking up the hellhole that is Rikers Island.
Amid talk of reforming the prison-industrial complex, it's worth taking a hard look at just how many people are crammed into the local and county jails across the United States.
In prisons and jails, inmates use chips, Cheetos, and instant noodles to create recipes that remind them of life on the outside.
A new report released last week in the UK examines how families are treated by prison staff and how intimidating these visits can be for them.
Prison involves many things associated with bad trips: enclosed spaces, law enforcement, and violent people who might fuck with your psychedelic-stuffed head. For prisoners, though, a hit of LSD can expand the mind, as well as the walls of their cells.
The monthly magazine that Paul Wright founded from his jail cell now has a circulation of 10,000—and a reputation for not being afraid to fight the government to get its issues into prisoners' hands.
"They will tell you what you want to hear so you begin to trust them or think of them as a friend. Then they use what you share with them against you. They work for the government. They're goddamn cops. I have to remember that. I can't be their friend."
A chartered flight delivered them from Christmas Island to Auckland. Their identities have not been revealed.
VICE Australia spent a night with a woman who plays a crucial role in protecting the legal rights of Aboriginal people who've gotten arrested.
We asked experts to explore the logistics of Indonesian Commander General Budi Waseso's plan to create an island prison for drug offenders that is guarded by up to 1,000 crocodiles, not to mention a few tigers and piranhas thrown into the mix.
A judge had ordered the 68-year-old, who's been in solitary for most of his life, released from the Louisiana state prison known as Angola in June.
Raymond Calderon was placed in a chokehold and slashed with a sharp object by a group of men alleged to have gang ties.
He hates the chocolate selection, though.
We talked to the originator of the street lit fiction genre to discuss how she pioneered a nuanced take on the romance novel from within a federal prison.
Oct 31, 2015
6,000 people are about to be freed from federal custody—here's what they'll face on the outside.
A comprehensive analysis of my 30 months teaching in Her Majesty's Prison Service.