Check out a free episode from VICE World of Sports, where we explore the highly organized soccer league behind the walls of Uganda's only maximum-security prison.
Miscarriages of justice continue to take their toll on the mental health of prisoners after their release.
Tonight on VICELAND, we visit Uganda's only maximum security prison and its elaborate inmate soccer league.
"Inmates tend to have many fruitless conversations. The average, hour-long prison conversation is like this: I lie for 20 minutes, you lie for 20 minutes, and for 20 minutes we discuss each other lies."
We talked to current prisoners about the new proposal which would see some inmates released on a tag to do their weekday jobs before returning to prison for the weekend.
Denied conjugal visits, Palestinian inmates are adopting creative tactics to continue their bloodlines.
They had more thoughts about the presenter than his interviewees.
The exam room was set up so the inmate sat between me and the bright red panic button.
Days after a study suggested synthetic cannabis can be as physically addictive as heroin, we met some users who are stuck in the throes of addiction.
The woman, now 22, had her boyfriend kill her parents and little brother ten years ago.
I only shared the news about Dad with my closest friends.
According to the chief inspector of prisons, spice is having a "devastating impact" on inmates, so we asked them to tell us what they've seen.
'I knew a fella whose cellmate killed himself in the middle of the night—he woke up to a dead body on the top bunk.'
Skipped meals, smuggled cell phones, and a whole lot of pain.
Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a judge who excoriated him and said, "Nothing is more stunning than having 'serial child molester' and 'Speaker of the House' in the same sentence."
Immigrants are regularly denied bail or offered bail that's too expensive, forcing them to stay in jail sometimes for years, waiting for their day in court.
The change in policy comes just as British Columbia announced a public health emergency due to drug overdose deaths.
Available from Amazon and popular in prison, these phones carry reviews like: "No anal problems!!! Didn't hurt my bum at all thanks guys :)"
Leslie Van Houten has been in prison for 46 years now.
Frequent urine tests, controversial scanners, and false positives make for a dark scene.
Talking to the filmmakers behind a powerful new documentary about one of the most notorious criminal justice excesses in American history.
Even after serving decades-long sentences, sex offenders are often held indefinitely in prison-like conditions—a situation that critics say is legally and ethically dubious.
The man's defense attorney called the verdict "very severe."