A new report on how Texas prisons can improve is unique: It was written solely by prisoners.
"Being able to vote—that's rare for people like me."
Between 2005 and 2008, fashion photographer Cosmin Bumbut visited Aiud prison in central Transylvania to photograph the inmates' daily life.
Venida Browder died of complications from a heart attack Friday, just 16 months after her son hanged himself in the wake of three horrific years on Rikers Island.
I once heard my dad say, "A bullet costs 75 cents—they ought to line them all up, and shoot them in the head."
Punitive segregation—a.k.a. solitary confinement—is history for all inmates 21 or younger in America's largest city.
VICE heads to Cape Town to meet Cecil Begbie, a Methodist priest and exorcist, who believes he can expel demons from a murderer who claims he was possessed when he carried out the crime.
I felt like a virgin on my wedding night—eager to put this thing to use, not sure if it'll hurt.
Last month, it was revealed that the UK's most dangerous convicted extremists will be kept in special high-security units in order to prevent them from spreading their ideologies to other inmates.
His first name was Timothy. I hadn't known that, because we get punished for using guards' first names.
What seemed inevitable when President Obama visited a federal prison and everyone from Charles Koch to Newt Gingrich was onboard is now a pipe dream. But could that be a good thing?
Levi Watson told police that he clearly wasn't a drug dealer because he didn't have any money, then posted a photo of himself in a literal bath of money.
Inmates across America are staging strikes and protests over what many call a system of slave labor inside the prison-industrial complex.
Sitting here in this dark, cramped cage, unable to sleep, haunted by these reminders of what brought me here, I can't help but hate myself for what I did.
Between chaplains offering guidance and the 12-step programs spiritual undertones, what happens when you want rehabilitation without needing to find God?
A cut means more inside than it does on the street, and that's especially true in solitary—where some guys haven't seen their own reflection in a month.
"Soup is money in here."
From a gig as a farm hand that involved fixing a cow's prolapsed vagina, to a job that involved picking up trash while walking through raw sewage.
You don't have to spend your paycheck at Whole Foods to help save the planet.
All day long I think about how many steps I take, and what I have to do next.
60 Days In, a show about innocent civilians sent undercover to jail, has been both a hit with audiences and a force for positive change.
The HBO crime drama has been very good at showing how slippery the notions of guilt or innocence can be.
Canadian Inmates Connect made sensational headlines last year when notorious killer Luke Magnotta's profile showed up, but founder Melissa Fazzina believes her site supports rehabilitation.
Miriam Stanke traveled to Van, Yüksekova, Silvan, Şırnak, and Nusaybin to meet some of the Kurds who had recently been confined in a curfew state by the Turkish government.