The Prison Issue

The Prison Issue

The Myth of the Lone Wolf

Prison might be more influential than we'd like to admit in creating "lone wolf" terrorists.
Jason Burke
10.26.15
Football

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.
Ben Ferguson
10.23.15
Video Games Killed the Radio Star

How Video Games Can Help Prison Inmates

"When boredom kicks in, that's when people get edgy," said one prisoner, "but when there's a FIFA tournament going on, it brings people together."
Mike Diver
10.22.15
The Prison Issue

Deep Cover: What It Was Like Working as a Prison Guard at Sing Sing in the 1990s

Ted Conover discusses how little has changed in the 15 years since he infiltrated Sing Sing in order to write a book about the prison system.
Chris Bilton
10.15.15
The Prison Issue

What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse?

A group of inmates calling themselves the Dallas Six banded together and grew committed to bringing their prison's abusive conditions to light, even in the face of being confined there longer.
Molly Crabapple
10.15.15
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Inside Canada's Arctic Prison

Yellowknife photographer Pat Kane recently had the rare opportunity to visit the North Slave Correctional Centre in the Northwest Territories. Here's what he saw.
Patrick Kane
10.13.15
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A Former Inmate at Rikers Island Becomes One of Its Overseers

After spending more than ten years in New York's prisons and jails, Stanley Richards has been dedicated to improving the lives of the incarcerated since he was released in 1991.
Raven Rakia
10.12.15
The Prison Issue

Full Bleed: 'Perfect Ending' Satirizes the 2012 Apocalypse, Inspired By the Mayan Calendar

​Anthony Tafuro's upcoming book, 'Perfect Ending', is a collection of photos taken between 2009 and 2014, many of which satirize the phenomenon of the 2012 apocalypse that was inspired by the Mayan calendar.
Anthony Tafuro
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

Welcome to VICE Magazine's Prison Issue

​If one job of journalists is to shine a light into the darkest corners of society, there is no place more in need of their illumination than America's prisons. It's in that spirit that we present to you VICE's Prison Issue.
VICE Staff
10.5.15
The Prison Issue

Slammer Slang: The A-to-Z of Prison Lingo

There's a distinct vocabulary unique to the convict class, and I was forced to wrap my head around it very quickly. Here's a primer on the A-to-Z of prison slang to help you out if you ever find yourself in the slammer.
Seth Ferranti
10.5.15
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Employees of the Month

Meet some of our awesome contributors from the October issue of VICE Magazine.
VICE Staff
10.5.15
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'Engulfed': Fiction by Curtis Dawkins

Curtis Dawkins—who earned an MFA in fiction writing from Western Michigan University and is currently serving a life sentence for murder in a Michigan prison—brings us a story about the lies that criminals tell others and themselves.
Curtis Dawkins
10.5.15
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