Alternatives to holding suspects hostage for amounts they can't pay are gaining traction nationwide.
We asked an expert whether any of the clichés surrounding abortion rates are true.
Opa-Locka might just be the most corrupt city in Florida, which is really saying something.
Campers say they've got nowhere to go, and a British Columbia Supreme Court judge recently agreed—at least temporarily.
Photographer Giles Clarke spent months documenting the lives of some of the country's poorest people.
Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing April 28 at 11 PM.
Rick Snyder wants to show the people of Flint their water isn't dangerous anymore—as long as it's filtered.
Tonight on VICELAND, we head to Venezuela on STATES OF UNDRESS to understand what it means to be beautiful in a country on the brink of economic collapse.
A local judge says he's had enough with the city's failure to provide lawyers for poor defendants.
Sky-high unemployment in communities of color is a key factor behind a massive spike in gun violence so far this year.
Overworked public defenders say they're being forced to take on cases under threat of jail time in what amounts to a criminal justice nightmare.
If you are younger than 50, don't have children or a disability, and rely on government benefits to eat, you could be in trouble soon.
Bartering might predate the concept of money, but these days, if you want a driving lesson from someone in exchange for half an hour with your body, you can just go online.
Activists say that San Francisco should focus less on the big NFL game and more on income inequality, rising rents, and horrific police violence.
Chiefs say incidents of internal violence are a function of the crushing poverty that Canada's Aboriginal peoples endure daily.
We talked to Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley about his show American Crime and how it breaks from the pack of true crime procedurals.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's demand that the state's homeless be herded into shelters when the temperature dips below freezing has upset NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.
Photos taken for housing charity Shelter have finally been released to the public after a 45-year embargo.
We spoke to the economics expert advising the Finnish government on their plans to give every citizen a basic income.
Stacy Kranitz has been collaborating with local writers to tell stories that offer a complex and nuanced understanding of what central Appalachia looks like 50 years after becoming a byword for poverty.
A combination of poverty and loyalty keep families in these hidden slums along the US-Mexico border, often for generations.
Called "pajdo," the drug is cheap and plentiful, but destroys the bodies of users who are already suffering under the crushing weight of poverty and racism.
From the mutilated corpses of the Cleveland Strangler to the castrated cadavers of the Mad Butcher, victims of Northeastern Ohio's most notorious murders have had little agency and even less money.
The Anthony Sowell case was always about more than just a psycho with a penchant for raping and butchering women. But it took me a long time to see it that way.