Death Penalty

Vice Guide to Right Now

More Than 100 Apply for the Job of a Hangman in Sri Lanka

Including an American.
Pallavi Pundir
3.7.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Sri Lankan Government is Advertising Job Positions for Hangmen

The President seeks executioners with "excellent moral character" as the country prepares to reintroduce the death penalty.
Gavin Butler
2.14.19
japan

This Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant Is Serving the Last Meals of Death Row Inmates

You can dine on a hamburger, a baked potato, a hard-boiled egg, and three shots of Jack Daniels, just like double-murderer Gary Mark Gilmore.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.26.18
Life Inside

Everything Always Turns to Shit on Death Row

Even a breakfast of boiled eggs and cheese somehow gets screwed up by a rogue inmate.
Timothy White
5.18.18
Life Inside

What it's Like to Deliver Death Sentences

I ran for office and took the oath knowing that the death penalty would be part of my job, whether I liked it or not.
Mike Lynch
4.13.18
Life Inside

I Watched a Talent Show on Death Row

It was painful but also more fun than I expected.
George T. Wilkerson
3.24.18
Singapore

What it's Like to Fight for Human Rights in a Country Where an 'Illegal' Skype Call Can Land You Behind Bars

Singaporean human rights activist Jolovan Wham is facing a litany of charges including organizing an "unregistered" Skype Q&A and taping pieces of paper to a wall. We spoke with him and three others about the difficulties activists face every day.
Cher Tan
12.5.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops Finally Made an Arrest in the Tampa Serial Killer Saga

Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, a former college student who worked at McDonald's, has been arrested in connection to a string of four fatal shootings.
Drew Schwartz
11.29.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Japan's 'Black Widow' Gets Death by Hanging for Murdering Her Lovers

Chisako Kakehi has reportedly been romantically linked to ten men who have later died, and has amassed $8.8 million in the last decade.
Drew Schwartz
11.8.17
Religion

Meet the Woke Young People Trying to Make Christianity Cool Again

The Christian leaders of tomorrow are surprisingly progressive on issues like LGBTQ rights, the environment, and racial inequality.
Serena Solomon
11.6.17
crime

Why America's Death Penalty Machine Finally Slowed Down

A new book explores the slow demise of the ultimate punishment in a country that has a history of celebrating it.
Maurice Chammah
10.4.17
crime

These Are the Seven Men Arkansas Plans to Kill Over 11 Days

Why the hurry? Expiring execution drugs.
Maurice Chammah
4.12.17
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