Starting early next year, we'll welcome formerly incarcerated people to work with us at our Brooklyn office in production, editorial, marketing, and other creative roles.
During my seven-month stay in a county jail, I experienced a culinary horror show at the hands of Aramark, a private contractor that has been slammed with accusations of serving rotten and maggot-infested food in prisons across the US.
Spurred by President Obama, political and law enforcement leaders called for changes to the justice system this year — and, extraordinarily, both parties agreed.
Feds approve landmark prison phone reform.
A state senator from Queens wants to scrap the archaic system of holding some people in jail before their trial unless they can pay for freedom.
Inmates are excited about the plan to impose new caps on how much it costs to call their loved ones.
The 2016 presidential election could determine the future of the private prison industry in the US, but its two largest corporations now take in a combined $3.2 billion in annual revenue.
What we need to do to put fewer Americans behind bars.
VICE accompanied President Obama to a federal prison in Oklahoma to film a special episode about the US criminal justice system for our show on HBO. Read an excerpt from a sit-down interview conducted during the visit.
Many public defenders in the United States only have minutes to prepare for a case that might result in years in prison for the accused, as well as the loss of benefits, employment, or custody of their children.
Over the past 50 years, an era of mass incarceration took shape in the US as politicians raced to erect a sprawling detention system. Today, the country locks up more people than any other on the planet.