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Life Inside
Life Inside

All the Crap I Put Up with Transitioning to Male in Prison

"Well, you’re still a she for now, anyway," the doctor told me when I started hormone therapy.
Ethan Ybabes
4 days ago
prison
prison

We Asked Prisoners If They Would Be Happy to Fill a Post-Brexit Labour Shortage

How do they feel about becoming pioneers of a UK prison industrial complex?
Anonymous
6.13.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

I Rebuilt Malcolm X's Old Prison Debate Team

The audience responded with a chorus of laughter as I won points for my team – and for incarcerated people everywhere.
Daniel S. Throop
6.8.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

This Is What Your Final Minutes in Prison Feel Like

I used to wear my clothes very big and baggy; now all the jeans fit very tight. I stare at one of the porters for assurance that I look cool.
Robert Wright
6.1.18
News
News

All the News You Need to Read This Morning

Kim meets Trump, and Germaine Greer thinks rapists getting an "R" tattooed on them would be better than them serving jail time.
VICE Staff
5.31.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

What It’s Like to Share Art and Letters With Queer Prison Inmates

LGBTQ pen pals talk about art, discrimination, TV, prison showers and more.
David Ly
5.25.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

Everything Always Turns to Shit on Death Row

Even a breakfast of boiled eggs and cheese somehow gets screwed up by a rogue inmate.
Timothy White
5.18.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

How I Stayed Out of a Gang When My Dad Was Arrested

Selling drugs seemed like such an easy way to help your family with money. But I was small for my age and feared getting "jumped" as part of gang initiations.
Kevin
5.14.18
true crime
true crime

What Life Is Really Like at Martin Shkreli's New Prison Home

"Shkreli needs to realise that serving time in federal prison comes with discomfort."
Seth Ferranti
5.1.18
hard time
hard time

How a Rural Prison Found a Way to Eradicate Hep C

More than 30 percent of Australia's male inmate population test positive for the disease.
Mahmood Fazal
5.1.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

When My Prison Lost Power It Was Like 'The Purge' in Real Life

As night fell, nerves got rattled and rumours flew.
Derek R. Trumbo, Sr.
4.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Prisoners Get Guard Wasted, Escape During Booze Run

The honour system didn’t work here.
Mack Lamoureux
4.4.18