In part two of our investigation into modern debtors' prisons, VICE examines how private probation can land vulnerable people in a cycle of extortion and jail time.
In this installment of our web series Justice, VICE examines how small municipalities turn policing into profit to create modern-day debtors' prisons.
House Republicans are demanding that the FBI investigate Hillary Clinton for lying to Congress, but experts say it's nearly impossible to turn that sort of accusation into a conviction.
Pot will remain a Schedule I drug alongside heroin, acid, and bath salts.
A new bill could land distracted drivers in New Jersey with a $200 fine for drinking coffee, using a cellphone, or eating a snack behind the wheel.
In a span of three years, at least 31 informants were murdered in and out of prison by people who obtained details about their plea deals from unsealed court documents or transcripts.
By foregoing legal recognition of American BDSM players, we don't just deny their rights, we deny their personhood.
Just like police officers should resemble the neighborhoods they patrol, it's critical that decision makers in the criminal justice system reflect the populations they serve.
In 1979, Ricky Olds watched his friend kill a man, then himself got sentenced to life in prison. More than three decades later, the Supreme Court has given him a shot at freedom.
"The first step toward leaving that world was writing a book about it and putting my face on the cover."
To get some insight into the world of deceit, we talked to people who have to lie like it's their job.
Hamilton Morris travels to New Zealand to meet musician and activist Matt Bowden, who's been fighting for drug reform in the country.
A law professor explains the sometimes tricky rules that govern when a police officer using lethal force is technically justified under the law.
Sorry horny teenagers, PornHub could be off limits for you until you're old enough to get a credit card.
The 5-3 decision provides a clearer definition of what an "undue burden" on a woman seeking a legal abortion is and could affect legislation nation-wide.
If you win big, you'll want to shut down your Facebook, hire a financial planner, and get ready for your life to change.
In a monumental decision, an Oregon judge said an army vet could be exactly who they want to be.
Many states have expungement programs to clear your name, but some charge $500 or more.
An interview with the man who owned the UK's biggest legal high wholesale business.
VICE looks into Toronto's Dixon City Bloods to find out if the group is a media fabrication, a violent menace, or something in-between.
We meet the outspoken advocates for New York's medical marijuana program urging lawmakers to improve the system's restrictions and provide better coverage for patients.
We find out how one mom is getting around New York's medical marijuana restrictions to get the strong dose of cannabis oil she needs to help treat her daughter's severe epilepsy.
Are attitudes about sexual assault uniquely heinous in this prairie state, or was it just a mistake?
Federal law is very protective of gun manufacturers, but a recent ruling in the lawsuit brought by Sandy Hook families offers some hope for people convinced too many scary guns is why mass shootings are a fact of life.