"They will tell you what you want to hear so you begin to trust them or think of them as a friend. Then they use what you share with them against you. They work for the government. They're goddamn cops. I have to remember that. I can't be their friend."
A chartered flight delivered them from Christmas Island to Auckland. Their identities have not been revealed.
VICE Australia spent a night with a woman who plays a crucial role in protecting the legal rights of Aboriginal people who've gotten arrested.
We asked experts to explore the logistics of Indonesian Commander General Budi Waseso's plan to create an island prison for drug offenders that is guarded by up to 1,000 crocodiles, not to mention a few tigers and piranhas thrown into the mix.
A report this week suggested inmate-lawyer phone calls are being recorded in large numbers, but prisoners aren't exactly stunned at the idea their civil liberties might get violated.
The Moustache Brothers, a Burmese comedy trio, were imprisoned in the 90s for openly critiquing the corrupt government. Now, during Myanmar's most democratic elections, we followed the Moustache Brothers through election day.
A judge had ordered the 68-year-old, who's been in solitary for most of his life, released from the Louisiana state prison known as Angola in June.
Tanya Olivares was nine when her father went to prison. She wouldn't see him again for 27 years.
A new BBC3 documentary aimed to explore female violence and how we view it as a society. But it failed to look at the reasons behind why people lash out.
It's a first for the province, which has historically not recognized preoperative transgender inmates.
There's enough evidence to say, definitively, that "scared straight" programs don't stop young people from going on to become criminals, and might even be counterproductive. So why are they still in use?
A London man tried to get a package including bottle of vodka, a wrap of cocaine, a knife, and a breakfast sandwich into a cell window.
He hates the chocolate selection, though.
Critics see the Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act as a showy reaction to rape statistics.
We talked to the originator of the street lit fiction genre to discuss how she pioneered a nuanced take on the romance novel from within a federal prison.
Oct 31, 2015
6,000 people are about to be freed from federal custody—here's what they'll face on the outside.
I don't need a special day to make myself look like a mass murderer—once that cell door unlocks in the morning, I know it's time once again to become something I'm not.
"I don't really feel the need to defend my job, more to educate people on the realities of this group of people."
If you're a Muslim in the UK, there's a good chance that at some point you will end up in jail. We asked a Muslim ex-con what to expect.
"Just that first time they get the applause is quite profound. It's the first time they've been acknowledged in a positive way."
With the capture of Australia's most-wanted criminals, we look back at the crime career of the father and son. Over the past decade they've been compared to pirates, bushrangers, and committed fraud against a priest while living on a yacht.
Prison might be more influential than we'd like to admit in creating "lone wolf" terrorists.
Uganda's only maximum security prison, Luzira, holds a sophisticated prison soccer tournament known not only for its top-notch talent, but the remarkable part it plays in the country's low recidivism rate.
A comprehensive analysis of my 30 months teaching in Her Majesty's Prison Service.