criminal justice system


Oprah's 'When They See Us Now' Special Shows the Scars the Series Didn't Heal

The exonerated men, formerly known as the Central Park Five, still struggle with trauma as they fight for systemic change.
Taylor Hosking
prison reform

The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think

How it's become an agency of social control.
Seth Ferranti
Death Penalty

Death penalty states are looking for new ways to execute people

Executions were near a 25-year low in 2017 due to a shortage of lethal injection drugs
Carter Sherman
Tess Owen
Noisey News

Jay-Z Says "Probation is a Trap" In a Searing New Op-Ed

He addressed the plight of Meek Mill and millions of others for the New York Times.
Noisey Staff

You can now mine cryptocurrency to pay for people’s bail

David Gilbert

Woman jailed, shackled for days while waiting to testify against her attacker

The case of a Cree woman has sparked outcry over prejudice and racism in Canadian courts
Rachel Browne
private prisons

Jeff Sessions just did something the private prison industry will love

Tess Owen
criminal justice system

Why Are Twice the Number of Black Women Imprisoned for Drug Crimes in the UK Than White Women?

In the UK, for every 100 white women handed custodial sentences for drug offences in 2014, 227 black women were imprisoned.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Ella Wilks-Harper
VICE Long Reads

Exploring the Mental Health Crisis in Britain's Prisons

The police, the probation service and the country's health services are all feeling the strain of dealing with offenders with mental health problems—and in many cases failing.
Mark Wilding

The Details of The 'Keep Your Knees Together' Re-Trial Will Horrify You

For the second time in a row, the justice system put the complainant through hell.
Manisha Krishnan

Ex-Cons Remember Their Worst Jobs After Being Released from Prison

From a gig as a farm hand that involved fixing a cow's prolapsed vagina, to a job that involved picking up trash while walking through raw sewage.
Seth Ferranti

'The Night Of' Shows Us More Ways the Criminal Justice System Traps People

HBO's legal drama is not a show about justice, but the justice system. And never has that difference been more apparent than on Sunday's episode.
Harry Cheadle