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.
The latest episode of the gripping HBO crime drama forced viewers to consider some unthinkable possibilities.
"What no one tells you is that you'll be so excited to eat real food that you'll put back on the weight you lost from malnutrition inside."
Sometimes you can hear your neighbors through them, as if they're right there in the room.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we talk to the founder of Pigeonly, an app that helps inmates and their families stay connected.
This is what happened when Goldman Sachs cash paid for teenage inmates on Rikers Island to try a bizarre therapy tinged with Scientology.
In a span of three years, at least 31 informants were murdered in and out of prison by people who obtained details about their plea deals from unsealed court documents or transcripts.
HBO's legal drama is not a show about justice, but the justice system. And never has that difference been more apparent than on Sunday's episode.
Executions have been hindered by an unlikely obstacle: the moral compass of the pharmaceutical industry.
We asked a criminal psychologist about this phenomenon, in the wake of recent news of a prison nurse being banned from work after falling for a prisoner.
I got to the point where I easily made $16,000 each month.
The show's third episode shows how completely the system traps people accused of crimes.