How the World's Prisons Look from Within
Photographer Jan Banning takes us into the prisons of Uganda, France, the US and Colombia.
Meek Mill Gives Optimistic Interview to NBC
Meek to Lester Holt: "I think God put me in this position to be able to [...] open up eyes for other young black men."
Drones Keep Trying to Deliver Contraband to Australian Prisons
Corrective Services has busted the third drone in a month.
What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?
Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
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.
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.
Longreads Or Whatever
How Music Is Keeping People from Going Back to Prison
An expanding California arts program is proven to cut recidivism and save prisons money. Can it be a new model for prison reform?
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.
A Chicago Chef Is Rehabilitating Inmates One Pizza at a Time
If you pick up a knife Bruno Abate’s kitchen, you’ll notice that it’s chained to the counter. That is because this culinary school operates in the basement of Division 11 of Cook County Jail in Chicago.
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.
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.
We Asked Prisoners What They Think About Peter Sutcliffe Returning to Mainstream Prison
'Would I share a cell with him? Fuck. That. Right. Off.'