prisons

prisons

Drones Keep Trying to Deliver Contraband to Australian Prisons

Corrective Services has busted the third drone in a month.
VICE Staff
11.13.17
harvey

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.19.17
crime

Proof Anyone Can Rob a Bank

How an unassuming suburban photographer already on the police's radar allegedly stole £385,000 in 11 heists over four years.
Michael Goldberg
5.3.17
In Photos

The Real 'Shawshank' Is So Creepy You'd Crawl Through a River of Shit to Escape It Too

Former inmate Michael Humphrey now gives tours of the place, and man he has stories.
Michael Goldberg
3.28.17
VICE Long Reads

Exploring the Mental Health Crisis in Britain's Prisons

The police, the probation service and the NHS are all feeling the strain of dealing with offenders with mental health problems – and in many cases failing.
Mark Wilding
1.15.17
News

US Immigration Detention Facilities Are Allegedly Denying Inmates Humane Conditions

A new report details excessive use of force, solitary confinement and unsafe drinking water in six immigration detention facilities in the United States.
Justin Glawe
11.25.16
Stuff

The Heartbreaking Stories Behind Prison Inmates' Art

We talked to some of the artists featured in a new gallery exhibition that showcases work made by inmates while in prison.
Molly Hayes
11.16.16
News

We Asked Prisoners What They Think About Peter Sutcliffe Returning to Mainstream Prison

'Would I share a cell with him? Fuck. That. Right. Off.'
Anonymous
8.15.16
Travel

When American Prisons Become Haunted Houses

Some former prisons now cater to haunted house enthusiasts and people who believe in the paranormal.
Deonna Anderson
7.6.16
Stuff

The Secret World of Tiny Phones That Go Up Your Bum

Available from Amazon and popular in prison, these phones carry reviews like: "No anal problems!!! Didn't hurt my bum at all thanks guys :)"
Peter Robinson
4.14.16
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

Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Destroyed By Solitary Confinement

For those predisposed to mental illness, isolation can induce anxiety, depression, distortions, paranoia, even psychosis.
Paul Willis
2.2.16
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