Volume 22 Issue 9a

mystery

The Man Who Wasn’t There

In 2010 one of Australia's most notorious crime bosses, Carl Williams, was murdered at Victoria's Barwon Prison. A little over a year later the prison's general manager, David Prideaux, disappeared on a hunting trip. His body has never been found.
Julian Morgans
11.8.16
The Incarceration Issue

Was Australia's First Zine Made on a Convict Ship?

<i>The Wild Goose: A Collection of Ocean Waifs</i> was a weekly newspaper published in 1867 by British prisoners as they sailed to a penal colony in Australia.
Penny Modra
9.28.15
Stuff

Death Rights Behind Bars

Given 35 life terms, plus an extra 1,035 years, Martin Bryant will die in prison one way or another. But if he had his way, it would be sooner rather than later.
Chris Shearer
9.23.15
The Incarceration Issue

Pro Skater Tas Pappas Talks About His Time in Prison

Tas went to the clink clink for trying to traffic a kilogram of coke from Argentina to Australia between a pile of longboards.
Max Olijnyk
9.14.15
The Incarceration Issue

Do Women in Prison Sync Up?

If you've ever shared a house with a bunch females, you'll know what it means to sync up. But what about prisoners? Do women's prisons become moody, achy hell holes every few weeks?
Wendy Syfret
9.14.15
The Incarceration Issue

Incarcerated and In Tune: Some Australian Prisoners Have Made a Musical

It's dark, but not persistently so. It's sometimes funny, but there's nothing laughable about it.
Girard Dorney
9.13.15
The Incarceration Issue

This Architect Specializes in Making Australian Prisons Pleasant

Kavan Applegate works to create small town environments within Australian prisons that replicate society and help prisoners transition back into the community.
Max Rann
9.11.15
Stuff

How Australia Legalized Indefinite Detention on the High Seas

After two weeks on the water, a boat carrying asylum seekers was intercepted by Australian authorities. Its passengers were transferred to a naval vessel where they remained under guard for 29 days.
Max Rann
9.11.15
The Incarceration Issue

Photos of Australian Workers Assembling Chinese-Made Prison Cells

For these factory workers, putting together prefab cells is just like any other job.
VICE Staff
9.9.15
The Incarceration Issue

Final Word: An Email from Peter Nash

Brisbane-born former Silk Road moderator Peter Nash spent six months in an Australian prison, followed by 11 months at NYC's Metropolitan Remand Center. He declined an interview request but gave his permission to print this email.
VICE Staff
9.8.15
The Incarceration Issue

​An Indigenous Woman on the Run

My personal cycle of incarceration.
VICE Staff
9.7.15
The Incarceration Issue

Breaking Down the Problem of Black Women in Prison

A hapless cycle sustained by systemic social disadvantage.
Hayley Gleeson
9.7.15
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