One client that stuck with me was a kid soaked in his own urine under a bunk bed in his cell, covered in flies. His grandmother was desperate to find him.
We got an early peak at the numbers from a new study of brain injuries in an American prison, and they aren't pretty.
There's always the potential for disaster during Thanksgiving, and this year's more of a powder keg than usual. These stories will make you forget the pilgrim fairy tales, talking politics with your family, and the saturated fat.
In federal prison, you form friendships with gang members, violent men, and a whole slew of drug dealers and users of every variety. What happens after that is sensitive.
Growing up in Badran, a rough neighborhood in central Yogyakarta, Indonesia, it took Wulan Mayastika a while to realize that things about her father just didn't add up.
Even before Rob moved in, I'd already heard he was a bit... off.
Warsaw's Rakowiecka Prison doesn't advertise—since it's one of the best car repair centers in the city, word of mouth is enough to keep the inmates busy.
Clancy Martin reflects on his seven times behind bars, from Dallas to Kansas City.
Used to having a roof over my head, a wall or fence around me, and my peripheral vision obscured by bars or wire, I now felt vertigo, almost like I could spin off the earth. But it was just a brief taste of quasi-freedom.
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?