October issue

The Music Issue

Teen-Focused App Musical.ly Is the Music Industry's New Secret Weapon

How America's favorite lip-synching video app is disrupting the way music marketing works.
Emilie Friedlander
9.28.16
The Prison Issue

What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse?

A group of inmates calling themselves the Dallas Six banded together and grew committed to bringing their prison's abusive conditions to light, even in the face of being confined there longer.
Molly Crabapple
10.15.15
The Prison Issue

A Former Inmate at Rikers Island Becomes One of Its Overseers

After spending more than ten years in New York's prisons and jails, Stanley Richards has been dedicated to improving the lives of the incarcerated since he was released in 1991.
Raven Rakia
10.12.15
The Prison Issue

Full Bleed: 'Perfect Ending' Satirizes the 2012 Apocalypse, Inspired By the Mayan Calendar

​Anthony Tafuro's upcoming book, 'Perfect Ending', is a collection of photos taken between 2009 and 2014, many of which satirize the phenomenon of the 2012 apocalypse that was inspired by the Mayan calendar.
Anthony Tafuro
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

Welcome to VICE Magazine's Prison Issue

​If one job of journalists is to shine a light into the darkest corners of society, there is no place more in need of their illumination than America's prisons. It's in that spirit that we present to you VICE's Prison Issue.
VICE Staff
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

How to Repair the Criminal Justice System

We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.
Various Authors
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

Infographic: A Breakdown of America's Life Behind Bars

When it comes to prisons, the US favors quantity over quality. We lock up millions and then release them ill-equipped to reenter society, hampered by debt from prison fees, and barred from certain forms of government assistance.
Haisam Hussein
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

A Death Sentence in Mississippi: Do Prosecutors Care More About a Conviction Than Executing the Right Person?

In 2001, 20-year-old Marlon Howell was found guilty in a racially-charged murder trial that shook New Albany, Mississippi. Fourteen years later, he continues to maintain his innocence.
Spencer Woodman
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

How Personhood Laws Can Land Women in Court for Crimes Against Their Own Fetuses

Anti-abortion measures are putting women are at risk of being charged with crimes against their fetuses, and rogue prosecutors can use their wide discretion to prosecute mothers with crimes beyond feticide or child abuse.
Kristen Gwynne
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

Slammer Slang: The A-to-Z of Prison Lingo

There's a distinct vocabulary unique to the convict class, and I was forced to wrap my head around it very quickly. Here's a primer on the A-to-Z of prison slang to help you out if you ever find yourself in the slammer.
Seth Ferranti
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

Silicon Valley’s Plan to Turn Inmates into Coders

The program promises to be a modern-day foray beyond traditional prison jobs and a rare bridge between the technorati of the Bay Area and those living behind bars just next door.
Mary Pilon
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

'Engulfed': Fiction by Curtis Dawkins

Curtis Dawkins—who earned an MFA in fiction writing from Western Michigan University and is currently serving a life sentence for murder in a Michigan prison—brings us a story about the lies that criminals tell others and themselves.
Curtis Dawkins
10.5.15
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