prison reform

prison

What It's Like Inside an 'Open' Prison

"Being in prison causes a lot of anguish. There’s nothing more than that, so we have to find a way to make confinement beneficial and not just a punishment."
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
1.9.19
Art

How Art Is Transforming a Facility for Miami's At-Risk Youth

How a community activist is providing inspiration and sanctuary through an expanding gallery, library, and educational center.
Monica Uszerowicz
12.29.16
News

More British Prisoners Have Been Filming Themselves Taking Drugs

A cheeky line and a bit of Clubland TV, uploaded for the world to see.
Joe Bish
11.7.16
Stuff

Inmates Explain How They'd Run Prisons

A new report on how Texas prisons can improve is unique: It was written solely by prisoners.
Maurice Chammah
10.25.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New York City Is Finally Done Sending Teens to Solitary

Punitive segregation—a.k.a. solitary confinement—is history for all inmates 21 or younger in America's largest city.
River Donaghey
10.11.16
Stuff

How Prisoners Exaggerate and Bullshit About What They'll Do On the Outside

"The average, hour-long prison conversation is like this: I lie for 20 minutes, you lie for 20 minutes, and for 20 minutes we discuss each other's lies."
Seth Ferranti
5.22.16
News

What Do Serving Prisoners Think About Proposals to Let Them Out During the Week?

New reforms could see some prisoners released on a tag to do their weekday jobs and returning to jail at the weekend.
Anonymous
5.19.16
Art

Prisoner-Produced Products Present Slavery in Its Modern Form

Cameron Rowland’s sculpture exhibition, '910200000,' was brought to you by prison labor.
Antwaun Sargent
3.16.16
News

Asking Banged-Up Drug Dealers About the New Business-Friendly Prison Reforms

Is every inmate a potential entrepreneur?
Anonymous
2.9.16
Art

An Artist Caged Himself in New York to Fight for Prison Reform

Over the weekend, Lech Szporer’s performance-disruption indicted a broken criminal justice system.
Julia Lourie
10.28.15
The Prison Issue

Fixing the System: An Interview with President Obama on Prison Reform

VICE accompanied President Obama to a federal prison in Oklahoma to film a special episode about the US criminal justice system for our show on HBO. Read an excerpt from a sit-down interview conducted during the visit.
Shane Smith
10.5.15
Stuff

Why the British Prison System Massively Fails Women Criminals

Subjecting non-violent women to the penal torment and social stigma of prison does a hell of a lot more harm than good – for both the inmates and their children.
Maya Oppenheim
8.12.15
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