The imagined journey of Steven Ray Epperson, an inmate in Austin, Texas, who spent his days walking to cope with the boredom of incarceration.
Meagan Taylor, a 22-year-old jailed while visiting Iowa with a friend earlier this month, got released last week after a flurry of activism drew attention to her plight—and what was probably a bogus arrest.
"The largest bail we fronted money for was $500,000. It was for a doctor who had a clinic here in Vegas. He was re-using syringes and infecting people with hepatitis C."
Whenever you go to the prison yard, there's always a chance you won't make it back. I would know: I spent ten years inside and learned how to weaponize everything from magazines to cigarette filters.
Wince-inducing dashcam footage of the 28-year-old activist's arrest was released Tuesday in an apparent act of transparency, but it won't end the controversy around her death.
Kyle Patrick Alvarez's new film is based on the 1971 psychology experiment that went so horribly awry, it's been compared to Abu Ghraib.
Though Rikers Island has gotten all the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals, fights, and corruption.
The device is, both literally and metaphorically, my greatest source of pain.
The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, kids will live in the Oakland County Children's Village until they're ready to "be normal human beings," the judge decreed after the two younger siblings refused to have lunch with their father.
In 2010 former pro-skater Holger Sander was arrested for allegedly transporting 400 kilograms of cocaine to Australia. Here's his story.
On the day before Victoria bans smoking in prisons, an estimated 300 prisoners have rioted at the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Melbourne's west.
Tucked away into New York's new budget is a bail fund of $1.4 million, but will it help reduce the population at notoriously brutal city jails like Rikers Island?
At least we won't have to worry about another Dustin Diamond sex tape leak this summer.
Social media activists are up in arms over the fact that the alleged church shooter was given Burger King to eat and escorted from a police station in a bulletproof vest.
The scariest island in America is finally poised to see some big changes thanks to a legal settlement reached Monday.
In Germany, where citizens actually compete with one another to work for prisons, some states require applicants to score over 100 on an IQ test to even qualify for the job.
The preventative detention unit at Tegel Prison in Berlin offers a radically different way to approach those felons Americans might call the "worst of the worst."
One is a feel-good movie, the other is a real-life tabloid tale about a pair of murderous sociopaths. It shouldn't be that hard to tell the difference.
As a recent touring group of US officials found out, German inmates wear their own clothes, cook their own meals, and aren't put in solitary for more than eight hours at a time.
VICE and the Marshall Project are documenting a trip by US leaders to Germany in hopes that they have the credibility and clout to make changes to America's own mess of a prison system.
"The police, they don't care as long as it's mushrooms. Anything else and you are in big trouble, son."
"Some people think that solitary confinement is basically just spending some alone time," one former prisoner says. "It's not. It's like being buried alive."
A cop who knew one of the escapees said he's "totally fearless, and doesn't respond to pain."
The 22-year-old from the Bronx committed suicide this weekend after spending three years in jail—even though he was never convicted of a crime.