prisons

Australia Today

Pamela Anderson Wants Australia's Female Inmates to Go Vegan

"Providing vegan food honours one of the driving principles of yoga — ahimsa, doing no harm."
Mahmood Fazal
3.1.18
harvey

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.19.17
crime

Proof Anyone Can Rob a Bank

How an unassuming suburban photographer already on police radar allegedly stole $500,000 in 11 heists over four years.
Michael Goldberg
5.2.17
prisons

The ‘Written Inside’ Podcast Offers a Unique Perspective Inside Prison Cells

A new podcast tells the stories of long-serving inmates who stay sane by playing cardboard pianos and killing roaches.
Philip Eil
3.27.17
In Photos

The Real ‘Shawshank’ Is So Creepy You’d Crawl Through a River of Shit to Escape It Too

Former inmate Michael Humphrey now gives tours of the place, and man he has stories.
Michael Goldberg
3.27.17
VICE Long Reads

Exploring the Mental Health Crisis in Britain's Prisons

The police, the probation service and the country's health services are all feeling the strain of dealing with offenders with mental health problems—and in many cases failing.
Mark Wilding
1.15.17
News

Immigration Detention Facilities Are Allegedly Denying Inmates Humane Conditions

A new report details excessive use of force, solitary confinement, and unsafe drinking water in six immigration detention facilities in the United States.
Justin Glawe
11.25.16
Culture

​The Heartbreaking Stories Behind Prison Art

We talked to the ex-cons about how they found art behind bars.
Molly Hayes
11.15.16
travel

When a Prison Becomes a Haunted House

Some former prisons now cater to haunted-house enthusiasts and people who believe in the paranormal.
Deonna Anderson
7.5.16
Stuff

The Secret World of Tiny Phones That Go Inside Your Butt

Available from Amazon and popular in prison, these phones carry reviews like: "No anal problems!!! Didn't hurt my bum at all thanks guys :)"
Peter Robinson
4.15.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Feds Busted a Gang of Georgia Prison Guards for Overseeing Major Coke and Meth Deals

Some guards are also accused of facilitating multi-kilo coke and meth drug deals on the outside.
Gabriella Lewis
2.12.16
Stuff

Why Indigenous Women Are Canada’s Fastest Growing Prison Population

The Aboriginal women inmate population has risen over 100 percent since 2001. These stories explain why so little has been done.
Geraldine Malone
2.2.16