A small group of Crown Heights community members are trying to halt a new construction project, arguing that it sits on hallowed grounds that reflect the neighborhood's history of racism.
Sex offenders have it better in prison now than when I entered the federal system in 1993, but it's still not going to be paradise for the former Subway spokesman, who will soon plead guilty to child porn charges.
Is there really a "swarm" of benefit scroungers trying to get into soft-touch Britain?
I speak to former prisoner "David" about Mouldy Toof Studios' The Escapists, to see if the game reflects the reality of trying to slip the clink.
State-sanctioned killing has been banned in fits and starts over the course of American history, a reflection of a national character that is alternately progressive and puritan.
Now the state's 11 prisoners facing lethal injection will serve life sentences instead.
Prisoners who help other inmates with legal filings can actually have a major impact.
Other accusations against her include disrespect, and using expired toothpaste.
Inside a reentry program in Baltimore that helps men get back on their feet after spending long bids behind bars.
Subjecting nonviolent women to the penal torment and social stigma of prison does a hell of a lot more harm than good—for both the inmates and their children.
Inmates say they were threatened with waterboarding, sent to solitary confinement, and straight-up punched in the face as guards desperately tried to figure out what happened in the days after the escape.
Charles E. Samuels told Congress that prisoners aren't placed in solitary—a.k.a. "the hole"—but inmates VICE spoke to say that's flat-out untrue.
The reason I knew yesterday's Vegemite-hooch story was bogus? Because I tried (and failed) to brew some last year.
Even in times of uncertainty, the corporations that build and operate prisons and jails seem guaranteed to turn a profit.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is worried criminal justice reformers want to unleash hordes of "hardcore" bad guys "who have no values, no respect for human life." Is he right?
Inmates fought one another over the five ounces of tobacco, 2.3 ounces of weed, and 0.2 ounces of heroin.
Recent studies claim that violence in the news can lead to PTSD for viewers, so we asked a psychology professor what kind of psychological harm police brutality may be causing the black community at large.
The imagined journey of Steven Ray Epperson, an inmate in Austin, Texas, who spent his days walking to cope with the boredom of incarceration.
Reformers argue that treating 17-year-olds differently from younger teens leads to higher sexual abuse and suicide rates, as well as costing the state money.
The 51-year-old former employee at the upstate Clinton Correctional Facility has copped to smuggling blades, chisels, and other tools on behalf of Richard Matt and David Sweat. Now she faces up to seven years in prison.
The Obama administration is planning to restore thousands of dollars in direct federal tuition assistance for many state and federal prisoners in what could be a sign American mass incarceration is entering a new era.
"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."
Colloquially known as "drugs minus two," a sentencing tweak made last year could reduce the prison time of as many as 46,000 inmates.
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.