prison

Hate Island

A Prison Guard Debunks Tommy Robinson's ‘Muslim Gang’ Claims

Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) faces a new contempt of court charge hearing – a guard fact-checks his fear of 'Muslim gangs.'
Nick Chester
3 days ago
Photography

Portraits of Women Inside Russia’s Modern Gulags

"In jail they don't stop being mothers, sisters, teachers, loved ones, grandparents, or simply cute girls."
Mirjana Milovanovic
4.5.19
prison

Prison Guards Share their Experiences with 'One Percenter' Inmates

The "one percenters" are those deemed so unruly that they spend the majority of their sentences in solitary confinement.
Nick Chester
3.12.19
prison

Prison Escapees Describe How They Did It

"Other inmates attacked the guards. Being of a slightly mellower constitution, I stole an ice cream and went for a walk in the sun."
Nick Chester
3.11.19
prison

A Former Dannemora Prison Guard Penned a Wild Account of the Famous Escape

After feeling news reports got the story wrong, Charles A. Gardner wanted to tell his insider's tale.
Seth Ferranti
3.11.19
crime

Convicts Explain Why They Would Rather Be in Prison Than Wear an Ankle Monitor

"It was hard for me to live a normal life as a parent. I needed to go back to prison to get some peace and quiet."
Johanne Ramskov Erichsen
3.8.19
true crime

Martin Shkreli Seems to Be Running His Company from Prison with an Illegal Phone

Looks like Pharma Bro somehow just screwed himself over—again.
Allie Conti
3.7.19
HBO

HBO’s New Film ‘O.G.’ Was Shot in an Active Prison

We spoke to star Jeffrey Wright about the unique and real experience that saw him acting alongside real prisoners and guards.
Seth Ferranti
2.25.19
immigration

ICE's Rapid Expansion Has Led to Chickenpox, Quarantines, and Desperation

Lawyers say that one detention facility run by a private prison company has been beset by health crises and isn't even properly licensed.
Meredith Hoffman
2.25.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Cosby Said He’s a 'Political Prisoner’ and Compared Himself to Gandhi

His press guy is pushing the idea that Cosby is in prison not for rape, but in retribution for his work toward racial justice.
Allie Conti
2.14.19
prison

I Am Banned from Visiting All Nunavut Prisons After Reporting on Alleged Abuses

I've been collecting first-hand accounts from one of Canada’s most violent, dilapidated, and overcrowded northern jails for four years.
Thomas Rohner
2.12.19
News

Excessive Force Lawsuit Alleges Prison Guards Killed Mentally Ill Ontario Man

Soleiman Faqiri’s family is suing the province after the 30-year-old died in custody.
Tamara Khandaker
1.31.19
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