Nick Chester

Drugs

Prisoners Are Now Smoking Nicotine Patches and Chamomile Tea

It’s been a year since the ban on tobacco, British inmates' surrogate currency. The results are weird, but also predictable.
Nick Chester
5.16.19
Hate Island

A Prison Guard Debunks Tommy Robinson's ‘Muslim Gang’ Claims

Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) faces a new contempt of court charge hearing – a guard fact-checks his fear of 'Muslim gangs.'
Nick Chester
4.16.19
crime

The Fantastical Story of the 'Pablo Escobar of Eggs'

Jeffrey Lendrum has spent almost four decades stealing and smuggling the eggs of rare birds, some of which can sell for up to £300,000.
Nick Chester
3.18.19
prison

Prison Guards Share their Experiences with 'One Percenter' Inmates

The "one percenters" are those deemed so unruly that they spend the majority of their sentences in solitary confinement.
Nick Chester
3.12.19
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
crime

Male Domestic Abuse Survivors Describe Their Experiences

One in three survivors of domestic abuse are male, but there is comparatively little discussion of how men end up in abusive relationships and the obstacles they face when getting help.
Nick Chester
2.26.19
Drugs

Inside Football Hooliganism's Hidden Crack and Heroin Problem

Some old-school hoolies have quit fighting on the terraces to battle their hardcore addictions.
Nick Chester
2.25.19
Anglomania

We Asked Anglophiles Why They Love Britain So Much

Overseas football casuals, mods and Perry boys told us what they like about our shitty little island.
Nick Chester
2.19.19
Football

A Short History of Football Hooligans Using Weapons

This weekend, during a clash between Everton and Millwall fans, one fan had his face sliced from mouth to ear.
Nick Chester
1.30.19
Drugs

I Persuaded a Dealer to Cook and Deliver a Beef Wellington Instead of Weed

Because food goes well with weed.
Nick Chester
1.25.19
hooliganism

I Want to Import British Football Hooliganism Into the US

We spoke to Derek "Diablo" Alvarez, who founded the Miami Casuals and plans to establish a joint US-UK unit to "get revenge against the Russians for what happened in Marseilles".
Nick Chester
1.23.19
crime

Undercover Police On the Most Dangerous Situation They've Been in

"Are you guys cops?" he asked. "If you are…" he added, touching my forehead with his two fingers, imitating a gun. "Pop! Pop!"
Nick Chester
11.19.18
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