Mass Incarceration

Policing

Sandra Bland Recorded Her Traffic Stop. Now the Footage Is Out.

Bland was jailed after an encounter with a Texas cop over a minor traffic violation. Three days later she was found hanged in her cell.
Emma Ockerman
5.8.19
Culture

Humanizing Portraits of Mentally Ill Inmates at Cook County Jail

The jail has become the largest mental health care provider in the US.
Miss Rosen
1.18.19
Drugs

Here's Fresh Evidence the Drug War Is a 'Horrific Failure'

"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."
Max Daly
10.23.18
Noisey News

Florida's Prisoners Are Getting Screwed Out of $11 Million of Music They Purchased

A new multimedia tablet program means that inmates will be unable to keep the mp3s and players they purchased under a previous for-profit program.
Kim Kelly
8.9.18
VICE on HBO

Michael K. Williams Meets Kids Swept Up in America's Prison Pipeline

The actor investigates the juvenile justice system on the season premiere of 'VICE' on HBO.
VICE Staff
4.6.18
Essays

Meek Mill Is Getting Screwed

The Philly rapper's continued legal troubles are a dangerous fallacy and a reminder of a historically unjust legal system in America.
Lawrence Burney
11.8.17
Vice News Tonight

Inside the first court designed to keep opioid addicts alive

Antonia Hylton
8.7.17
Life Inside

I Had a Secret Vegetable Garden in Prison and It Was Awesome

We weren't actually allowed to garden, but that didn't stop us from doing it.
Matthew Hahn
6.9.17
War on Drugs

Jeff Sessions might bring back the war on drugs with harsher sentences for low-level offenders

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made no secret of his desire to revitalize the U.S. war on drugs, and new reports indicate he intends to begin by reinstituting harsher sentences for low-level offenders.
Carter Sherman
5.9.17
Criminal Justice

Jeff Sessions is quietly preparing to double down on mass incarceration

While still short on specific policy changes, Sessions has made it clear that he plans to crack down on drugs and immigration while resuscitating the harsh sentencing laws that have given the United States the world’s highest incarceration rate.
Keegan Hamilton
4.17.17
crime

Meet the Hardliner Jeff Sessions Picked to Crack Down on Violent Crime

He really, really likes putting people in prison.
Dan Friedman
3.16.17
prisons

Hostage siege at Delaware state prison ends with one guard dead

Tess Owen
2.2.17
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