jury

Life Inside

I Sent an Innocent Man to Prison

It was my first time on a jury. I was 31, balancing two jobs while going to graduate school. It was a very short trial.
D’Shean Kennedy as told to Maurice Chammah
2.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Jurors in Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Trial Are Stuck in Deadlock

The judge has urged them to keep trying, but a mistrial seems like an increasingly plausible outcome.
Allie Conti
6.15.17
crime

Bill Cosby's Trial Is Already Showing How Twisted America Is

The disgraced comedian's sexual assault trial has barely started, and it's already revealed the bizarre way in which juries are selected and justice gets meted out.
Sonja Sharp
5.23.17
VICE Guided Tours

There's a Section of Yellowstone Where You Can Get Away with Murder

In 2005, a law professor discovered the "Zone of Death," where a person could legally get away with murder. Eleven years later, you still can.
Jacob Baynham
8.4.16
Life Inside

My Regrets As a Juror Who Sent a Man to Death Row

If I could have done anything, it would have been to deadlock the jury—but I didn't have the personal strength to do it.
Sven Berger as told to Maurice Chammah
3.11.16
News

Confessions of a Grand Juror

Ten days in a room with 22 other jurors. What could possibly go wrong?
Caroline Grueskin
10.28.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Study Says Inmates with an "Untrustworthy Face" Are More Likely to Receive Harsher Punishments

It seems that those who are on trial are often unconsciously judged by not just the evidence on hand, but their facial appearance.
Drew Millard
7.20.15
News

A Jury Is Now Deciding Whether the Boston Bomber Should be Put to Death

Over the course of several days, 12 jurors will fill out a 24-page questionnaire that helps them determine whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lives or dies.
Allie Conti
5.14.15
News

Why Are the Indian Authorities Still Banning a Documentary About the Country's Rape Problem?

This morning a court ruling prolonged the ban on India's Daughter, a BBC documentary about rape in India. But the longer it lasts, the more people will talk about it.
Laya Maheshwari
3.18.15
News

Leah-Lynn Plante and Portland's Anarchist Grand Jury Resistors

How the FBI acts as the 'Thought Police' and coerces people to talk.
Rose Lichter-Marck
11.5.12