prison

money-corruption

Epstein's Death Is Exposing the 'Clusterfuck' Inside Trump's Prisons

"This is kind of like you're playing this game of chicken, and eventually something bad happens, and shit rolls downhill."
Justin George
Weihua Li
8.14.19
tech-power

Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Prisoners How to Code

Oregon prisons have banned dozens of books about technology and programming, like 'Microsoft Excel 2016 for Dummies,' citing security reasons. The state isn't alone.
Madeleine Gregory
6.21.19
Julian Assange

Does Julian Assange Have a Roommate in Jail? A VICE News Investigation

The U.K. Ministry of Justice is highly secretive about where inmates live within prisons like Belmarsh, where Julian Assange will serve a 50-week sentence.
David Uberti
5.5.19
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
4.16.19
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
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