An ex-con became a professional criminal-justice-reform advocate thanks to a program that lets felons learn alongside students from outside prison walls.
The handset has become the most popular phone among dealers who don't want their movements traced.
A new study is expected to result in further cutbacks to the state's juvenile detention facilities, and could even spur lawmakers to abandon their reliance on the system entirely.
Hick's former lawyer Dan Mori has said the US admission of innocence marks "the beginning of the end" of Hicks' ordeal.
They reckon there are better ways of dealing with crime than locking people up, and if you make more jail space you're probably going to go ahead and fill it.
Inmates may have to wait months to see a doctor, and patterns of substandard treatment, medical negligence, and misdiagnosis are abundant.
Rikers Island just went from being one of the most dysfunctional jails in America to tentatively claiming a spot at the vanguard of the emerging criminal justice reform movement.
I spoke to the publisher of a new book about Soviet prison ink about what tattoos would brand you a thief, a homosexual, or a high-ranking criminal.
Dec 23, 2014
Since the Eisenhower years, presidents have tended to relegate granting clemency to the holiday season, treating pardons like gifts. Unless something changes soon, President Obama will go down as one of the shittiest Santas in history.
VICE Germany was offered exclusive visitation rights to speak with Xatar, a German rapper of Iranian descent, during a stint in prison. There, we discuss his newly-found religious beliefs and follow him around during a typical day in jail.
US Attorney Preet Bharara says Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking too long to reform the notoriously horrific collection of jails.
Highlights from the year include: national security excesses, a double standard for the rich and poor, corruption, oligarchy, racially biased policing, and straight-up torture.
A rundown of the trends, deals, and major news stories that influenced the world of drugs over the past year.
"My photos move between darkness and light. It's sort of a history of South Africa and a history of my state of mind."
Drug smuggling is surging at many California county jails thanks in part to gang members getting pinched on purpose for minor offenses so they can take part in the lucrative contraband trade.
The gang was so powerful in a Baltimore city jail that its leader was having the guards deliver crab imperial and Grey Goose right to his cell, according to court documents.
Channel 4's documentary featured a paedophile "outing" himself. I spoke to NSPCC's sexual abuse chief to see where Britain goes next.
After serving 39 years for a crime he didn't commit, Ricky Jackson is tasting freedom this weekend.
For-profit prisons like healthy inmates, who tend to be young and black or Hispanic.
In 1979, Huntington Beach Police found hundreds of photographs of women taken by a murderer named Rodney Alcala. Many of the subjects are unidentified to this day.
A vacant 525-bed Oregon prison is being used to showcase America's obsession with mass incarceration.
Meeting Britain's "lost boys"—young men who've spent so much of their lives in Young Offenders' Institutes, they'd rather be inside than in the real world.
Meeting Britain's "lost boys"—young men who've spent so much of their lives in Young Offenders' Institutes that they'd rather be inside than in the real world.
This week seven members of the powerful race-based prison gang were sentenced for their roles in its culture of violence.