prisons

Photography

How the World's Prisons Look From Within

Photographer Jan Banning takes us into the prisons of Uganda, France, the US and Colombia.
Laura Woods
3.13.19
Criminal Justice

PHOTOS: Life on the Streets of San Francisco Through the Lens of Ex-Inmates

Although free, these two men are still fighting to break free of the system.
Keegan Hamilton
11.4.18
Australia Today

Stop Trying to Fly Drugs Into Prisons With Drones

At least six people have tried this in Australia in the past few months. Zero have succeeded.
Gavin Butler
10.31.18
hard time

Pamela Anderson Wants Australia's Female Inmates to Go Vegan

"Providing vegan food honours one of the driving principles of yoga — ahimsa, doing no harm."
Mahmood Fazal
3.1.18
prisons

Drones Keep Trying to Deliver Contraband to NSW Prisons

Corrective Services has busted the third drone in a month.
VICE Staff
11.13.17
harvey

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.19.17
Film

[Exclusive] This Film Was So F**ked Up That England Banned Its Youth Prisons

Now's your chance to catch Alan Clarke's "Scum," in all its brutality, on the big screen at Metrograph.
Emerson Rosenthal
6.19.17
crime

Proof Anyone Can Rob a Bank

How an unassuming US photographer already on police radar allegedly stole $500,000 in 11 heists over four years.
Michael Goldberg
5.3.17
mental health

New Report Slams New Zealand's Degrading Treatment of Prisoners and Mentally Ill

Isolation rooms for children, tie-down chairs for prisoners, solitary confinement for the mentally ill: NZ's use of solitary is in breach of international standards.
Tess McClure
4.26.17
In Photos

The Real 'Shawshank' Is So Creepy You'd Crawl Through a River of Shit to Escape It Too

Former inmate Michael Humphrey now gives tours of the place, and man he has stories.
Michael Goldberg
3.27.17
prisons

The 'Written Inside' Podcast Offers a Unique Perspective Inside Prison Cells

A new podcast tells the stories of long-serving inmates who stay sane by playing cardboard pianos and killing roaches.
Philip Eil
3.27.17
Longreads Or Whatever

How Music Is Keeping People from Going Back to Prison

An expanding California arts program is proven to cut recidivism and save prisons money. Can it be a new model for prison reform?
Andrea Domanick
2.7.17
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