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
true crime

This Jail Is Accused of Favoring Christians Who Agree to Live in 'God Pod'

Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.
Kira Lerner

My Father Became a Murderer to Save My Family

My father killed a man when I was 13 years old. Later that night, my grandfather helped him hide the body.

Guy Who Destroyed Trump's Star Getting Bailed Out by the First Guy to Smash It

He's reportedly ponying up thousands in a show of remarkable solidarity.
Drew Schwartz
Australia Today

NSW Prison Guards Keep Getting Caught Having Sex With Inmates

The husband rang Kempsey prison demanding the name of the officer but was told, “Sorry, it’s an inmate.”
Mahmood Fazal
hard time

How it Feels to be Blind in an Australian Prison

"Being blind in jail is like being in solitary confinement 24/7."
Mahmood Fazal
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Paul Manafort Says He's Being Treated Like a 'VIP' in Jail

Apparently he's got his own cell with a private bathroom, access to a phone and computer, and doesn't have to wear a uniform.
Drew Schwartz
Inside Outsider

Australian Inmates Explain the Bloody Process of Joining a Prison Gang

"I pulled the shiv down his back twice and left a big cross that pissed blood everywhere."
Mahmood Fazal

Prisoners Talk About How They Make and Waste Money on the Inside

"My mate books escorts and then I ring him at the brothel. I’ll listen as he fucks them how I want."
Mahmood Fazal
hard time

We Asked Prisoners How They Would Blow Lottery Winnings

The criminal lifestyle is fuelled by one motivator: money.
Mahmood Fazal
Inside Outsider

I was 21, Framed and Tortured in a Lebanese Prison

When police found my mate's insulin and needles they assumed we were junkies. Then the nightmare began.
Mahmood Fazal
Life Inside

How I Stayed Out of a Gang When My Dad Was Arrested

Selling drugs seemed like such an easy way to help your family with money. But I was small for my age and feared getting 'jumped' as part of gang initiations.