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.
After 21 years in federal prison, I found myself back inside a cell—this time, for fun.
Searching for a better life, a wave of African immigrants have taken jobs as corrections officers in the Lone Star State.
Stanley Richards just got appointed to the NYC Board of Correction, which oversees all the city's jails, including the one he used to call home.
Jennifer Gonnerman's story about three years in hell for teenager Kalief Browder might actually be changing how criminal justice works in New York City.
Father Charlie Burrows is often the last man people speak to before they face a firing squad.
Being honest about your criminal record can get you disqualified from the job before you even do the interview. I know, because it happened to me.
I met with a group preparing to cross the Cambodian border in an attempt to make it to the UN office in Phnom Penh.
An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
Making the gears of the criminal justice system faster should reduce the number of kids stuck in jail for insane periods of time, but reformers say it dodges law enforcement's larger problems.