Department of Corrections
The Legacy of Violence at the Manhattan Jail Known as the 'Tombs'
Though Rikers Island has gotten the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
New Zealand Prisoners Held Organised Fights in Their Cells and Filmed it on Their Phones
Mobile phones and punching people in the head are prohibited at the 120 year old prison, so there's some embarrassment surrounding the release of the videos.
We Spoke to Charles Manson’s Guitarist About Making Art While Serving Time for Murder
Bobby Beausoleil was an associate of Charles Manson who murdered Gary Hinman, a crime for which he was sentenced to death. But in the years since, he's become a prolific artist.
The Isolated Island Where New York's Unknown and Unclaimed Are Buried
Hundreds of thousands of bodies lie under the ground in Hart Island, but despite the efforts of activists, it remains difficult for families to find out if their relatives are buried there.
Tess A. Owen
How an Aryan Brotherhood Prison-Gang General Became a Snitch
The rules for prison gangs are clear, and "no snitching" is at the top of the list. So why did Lil' Wood turn on his former brothers?