The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Old-School Dealer Talks About Life in the Modern Weed Trade

"I still use the safeguards practiced at the height of the War on Drugs. Call me paranoid, but I switch burner accounts every 21 days."
Seth Ferranti

Inmates Take Justice Into Their Own Hands By Welcoming Serial Rapist to Jail With a Beating

An Indonesian inmate who raped his daughter 50 times in the past four years earned himself quite a welcome in prison.
Ikhwan Hastanto

Many U.S. Prisons Deny Muslim Inmates Halal Food and Proper Prayer

A new study finds that the U.S. disproportionately imprisons Muslims—and then violates their religious freedoms.
Leila Ettachfini
Australia Today

Inmates at Australian Juvenile Detention Centre Steal Guard’s Keys and Incite A Riot

It's thought that some of the rioters intended to kill or seriously harm inmates who were sex offenders.
Gavin Butler
Australia Today

Ex-Inmates are Breaching Parole so They Can Return to Prison and Smuggle Drugs

Newly released prisoners in Queensland, Australia are intentionally getting locked up for the "lucrative" prospect of selling drugs on the inside.
Gavin Butler
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Malaysia Plans to Decriminalise Drug Possession for Personal Use

However, this does not mean that the country that carries the death penalty for drug trafficking is legalising drugs.
Dhvani Solani

Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Prisoners How to Code

Oregon prisons have banned dozens of books about technology and programming, like 'Microsoft Excel 2016 for Dummies,' citing security reasons. The state isn't alone.
Madeleine Gregory
climate change

These Eco-Warriors Want to End the 'Death Sentence' of Climate Change in India

The global movement of Extinction Rebellion is here in India. But will people even care?
Pallavi Pundir
Julian Assange

Does Julian Assange Have a Roommate in Jail? A VICE Investigation

The U.K. Ministry of Justice is highly secretive about where inmates live within prisons like Belmarsh, where Julian Assange will serve a 50-week sentence.
David Uberti

New Zealand Prisons Installed Almost 200 Slushie Machines Last Year

The leader of the country’s National Party is calling the machines an “extraordinary waste of taxpayers’ money."
Bettina Makalintal

Portraits of Women Inside Russia’s Modern Gulags

"In jail they don't stop being mothers, sisters, teachers, loved ones, grandparents, or simply cute girls."
Mirjana Milovanovic

The Stupid Gunshot That Got Me 27 Years in Prison

I know I earned my freedom, but I may be eternally undeserving of forgiveness.
Lawrence Bartley