prison

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
7.10.19
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
7.4.19
tech-power

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
6.23.19
Julian Assange

Does Julian Assange Have a Roommate in Jail? A VICE News 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
5.5.19
prison

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
4.30.19
Photography

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
4.5.19
prison

Prison Escapees Describe How They Did It

"Other inmates attacked the guards. Being of a slightly mellower constitution, I stole an ice cream and went for a walk in the sun."
Nick Chester
3.12.19
prison

Prison Guards Share their Experiences With the Most Violent Group of Inmates

The "one percenters" are those deemed so unruly that they spend the majority of their sentences in solitary confinement.
Nick Chester
3.12.19
prison

A Former Dannemora Prison Guard Penned a Wild Account of the Famous Escape

After feeling news reports got the story wrong, Charles A. Gardner wanted to tell his insider's tale.
Seth Ferranti
3.9.19
true crime

Martin Shkreli Seems to Be Running His Company from Prison with an Illegal Phone

Looks like Pharma Bro somehow just screwed himself over—again.
Allie Conti
3.7.19
prison

South Koreans Are Sending Themselves to a Fake Jail to Escape Daily Life

Thousands of people are locking themselves up as a way to get out of work.
Gavin Butler
11.30.18
Australia Today

Over 30 Women Are in Prison Because of 'The Block'

Dozens of vulnerable residents were evicted from the Gatwick Hotel so that the property could be renovated for a reality show.
Gavin Butler
11.22.18
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