prisoners

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

Ex-Convicts Tell Us How They Learned to Cry

How a rare program at Folsom State Prison changed lives.
Noel Ransome
6.22.18
Payday

Prisoners Talk About How They Make and Waste Money on the Inside

"My mate books escorts and then I ring him at the brothel. I’ll listen as he fucks them how I want."
Mahmood Fazal
6.20.18
hard time

We Asked Prisoners How They Would Blow Lottery Winnings

The criminal lifestyle is fuelled by one motivator: money.
Mahmood Fazal
6.13.18
prison

Prisoners Tell Us Their New Year's Resolutions

Despite the bleakness of incarceration, many inmates hope that they can lead better lives in the new year.
Seth Ferranti
1.1.18
crime

What Inmates Want for Christmas

They are looking for more than their freedom this holiday season.
Seth Ferranti
12.22.17
Life in Prison

Prisoners Describe What It's Like to Get a Tattoo Behind Bars

"If I could, I would cut all my tattoos out with a blade."
Andrada Lăutaru
8.28.17
Canada 150

'Black Power Hour' Leads the Fight for Prisoners on the East Coast

A radio show co-hosted by activist El Jones is a lifeline for inmates.
Hilary Beaumont
6.29.17
Photography

How to Get Prisoners Talking About Life Before Prison

With his new project, photographer Guido Gazzilli asked inmates to open up emotionally and tell their story through pictures.
Niccolò Carradori
6.12.17
Stuff

Prisoners Keep Dying in Winnipeg’s Jails

Five people have died in less than seven months.
James Wilt
11.11.16
Stuff

I Got My Car Fixed in a Polish Prison

Warsaw's Rakowiecka Prison doesn't advertise—since it's one of the best car repair centers in the city, word of mouth is enough to keep the inmates busy.
Ana Zalewska
11.10.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

How the Military Is Failing Its Guards at Guantánamo Bay

Navy vet Andrew Turner said he suffers from PTSD after the military left him unprepared for the brutal verbal and physical abuse he endured while serving as a high-level guard at the detention center.
VICE Staff
10.27.16
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