Prisoner

3.22.18

We Asked Prisoners About the Most Expensive Things They've Bought in Jail

Shitty plastic mobile phones that retail for £25 on the high street are being sold for up to £500 in British prisons.

9.2.17

We Asked Prisoners What They Think of the UK's Prison Smoking Ban

"Try and come down hard on me and I'll terrorise the screws all day and all night."

4.3.17

Prisoner Combine Extreme Metal and Extreme Noise for Maximum Terror on 'Beyond the Infinite'

Stream the jagged debut from these industrial-tinged metallic hardcore upstarts, out 4/4 via Forcefield Records

2.15.17

Peering into the Abyss with Ryan Adams

We join the newly-divorced singer in LA to dissect his 16th LP 'Prisoner,' but wind up discussing loneliness, black holes, Taylor Swift, and everything in-between.

12.8.16

Ryan Adams Announces His LP 'Prisoner' with His Latest Tune "Do You Still Love Me?"

Oof. This will get anyone who's ever loved in the gut.

12.8.15

What It's Like to Have a Parent in Prison

A new report released last week in the UK examines how families are treated by prison staff and how intimidating these visits can be for them.

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11.4.15

​This Man Got Caught Smuggling an Egg McMuffin into a Prison

A London man tried to get a package including bottle of vodka, a wrap of cocaine, a knife, and a breakfast sandwich into a cell window.

10.23.15

Rehabilitation, Spies, and Goals at Uganda's Lone Maximum Security Prison

Uganda's only maximum security prison, Luzira, holds a sophisticated prison soccer tournament known not only for its top-notch talent, but the remarkable part it plays in the country's low recidivism rate.

9.24.15

VICE Screens Upcoming Historic Criminal Justice Special at El Reno Correctional Facility for Inmates

Photos from the viewing of our special report 'Fixing the System' on Wednesday.

8.17.15

Discussing the Plausibility of Video Game Jailbreak with a Real-Life Escapee

I speak to former prisoner "David" about Mouldy Toof Studios' "The Escapists," to see if the game reflects the reality of trying to slip the clink.

10.22.14

Unseen Photos of One of England's Most Notorious Prisons

Chris Steele-Perkins's pictures of Manchester's Strangeways prison from 1980 reveal a slice of the UK's criminal underworld.

3.26.14

This Death Row Inmate Is Dying to Donate His Organs

Why is it so difficult for willing prisoners to easily donate their healthy organs and tissues after they've been executed?