"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.
LGBT inmates are targets for sexual violence and other forms of abuse from other prisoners and guards.
After finishing our special report on America's broken criminal justice system, we traveled back to Oklahoma's Federal Correction Institution, El Reno to screen the documentary for inmates and staff.
In the wake of a report that an Alabama judge gave offenders the chance to donate blood in lieu of fines or jail time, experts say that the batshit-sounding practice might actually be legal.
Medical staff noticed yeast growing in the girl's intravenous drip after the nine-year-old was admitted to the hospital with renal failure.
A bit of knowledge will make a big difference when facing the ultimate comedown.
"Everyone in here is saying that only a black president would do something like this."
A state senator from Queens wants to scrap the archaic system of holding some people in jail before their trial unless they can pay for freedom.
Inmates are excited about the plan to impose new caps on how much it costs to call their loved ones.
A veteran Brooklyn cop and prosecutor explains why so many Americans are behind bars, and what needs to be done to change that.
We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.
The British government is going to make 60,000 or so fed-up prisoners stop smoking. What could possibly go wrong?
Watch our full-length documentary, which includes our legendary trip to a federal prison with President Obama, on HBO.
The Prison Yoga Project is bringing mindfulness, meditation, and physical release to hundreds of prisoners.
In advance of the premiere of VICE on HBO's special "Fixing the System" on September 27, we've decided to leverage the entire VICE ecosystem—video, editorial, ten websites, mobile, and print—to focus on the subject of American jails and prisons.