Volume 22 Issue 10

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

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
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
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
The Prison Issue

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
The Prison Issue

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
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
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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

Photos of Teenagers' Lives in Limbo Between Incarceration and Freedom

Photographer Zora J. Murff's 'Corrections' chronicles the impact that constant monitoring has on the development of young offenders who have avoided incarceration, but are under probation.
Zora J. Murff
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Infographic: A Breakdown of America's Life Behind Bars

When it comes to prisons, the US favors quantity over quality. We lock up millions and then release them ill-equipped to reenter society, hampered by debt from prison fees, and barred from certain forms of government assistance.
Haisam Hussein
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How to Repair the Criminal Justice System

We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.
Various Authors
The Prison Issue

How Personhood Laws Can Land Women in Court for Crimes Against Their Own Fetuses

Anti-abortion measures are putting women are at risk of being charged with crimes against their fetuses, and rogue prosecutors can use their wide discretion to prosecute mothers with crimes beyond feticide or child abuse.
Kristen Gwynne