'I knew a fella whose cellmate killed himself in the middle of the night—he woke up to a dead body on the top bunk.'
When he gets out, he'll be 'affluenza man' Ethan Couch.
"I'm talking to you, and I'm alive, but physically, spiritually, mentally—I died."
The 24-year-old was found sitting on a toilet, blue in the face and cold to the touch just two hours before the deadline for a mental health exam.
Then Krishna Adavavolu explains how two joints landed Bernard Noble a 13-year prison sentence, and VICE Sports explores a possible second golden age of Bahamian basketball.
Privatization of probation in the UK means ex-convicts will be in the hands of companies with some pretty questionable records.
A program called supervised release offers an escape route for people faced with a possible stint at New York City's hellish Rikers Island jail complex.
We asked some people serving time how to make sure fewer people get sent to jail.
In 1970, the counterculture magazine OZ got a load of school kids to edit an issue full of naked women and ads for sex toys, which didn't go down too well with the Met's Obscene Publication Squad.
Hanging out with teenage inmates as they make beats and write rhymes inside the notorious New York City jail.
Talking to inmates and employees at one of the biggest jails in America.
After years of abuses, local power players are making noise about closing the notorious NYC jail complex. We asked the mother of one of the island's most tragic figures for her take.
A lot of the time, the dogs go to a jail of their own.
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.