restaurant industry

This Program Is Giving Ex-Cons a New Life in Professional Kitchens

"These guys are just the sweetest guys in the world," says Justin Fertitta, the chef behind the Doe Fund's Chef-in-Training program. "They're trying to survive like anyone else."
Devon Walsh
High Wire

Donald Trump's Drug Czar Is Very High on Forced Rehab

The man expected to run the Office of National Drug Control Policy is really into "hospital-slash-prison" drug rehab. The only problem is there's a lack of evidence it works.
Maia Szalavitz

Read These Brilliant Short Stories by Texas Prison Inmates

Fiction from 'Pen-City Writers,' a literary journal made and written by the incarcerated that's giving prisoners healing, hope, and a voice.
Kevin Murphy, Jason Gallegos, and Jose Garcia

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.
Sarah Freeman

The Low-Grade Heroin Ravaging Serbia's Roma Underclass

Called "pajdo", the drug is cheap and plentiful, but destroys the bodies of users who are already suffering under the crushing weight of poverty and racism.
Max Daly
The Crown and Spectre Issue

Guam Will Allow Some Sex Offenders to Walk Free if They Agree to Chemical Castration

Critics see the Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act as a showy reaction to rape statistics.
Mark Hay

This Canadian Prison Rehabilitates Violent Offenders Using Theatre

"Just that first time they get the applause is quite profound. It's the first time they've been acknowledged in a positive way."
Jen Munaretz
The Prison Issue

How to Repair the Criminal Justice System

We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.
Various Authors

Thailand's Meth Epidemic and Vomit Rehab

VICE Japan investigates 'yaba', the methamphetamine-based drug sweeping Thailand, and the unique rehab programme to cure addicts through daily group vomiting sessions.
VICE Staff

This Guy Kidnaps Homeless, Drug-Addicted Kids and Takes Them to His DIY Rehab Farm

Ex-soviet soldier turned self-proclaimed saviour, "Crocodile Gennadiy", is the subject of a new documentary. We talked to its director, Steve Hoover.
Daisy Jones

​Inside Headley Court, the Rehab Estate for Injured British Soldiers

We spent a day touring the MOD's Surrey mansion, meeting soldiers undergoing treatment and talking about the effects of battle injuries.
James Rippingale, Photos: Damian Flack
vice gaming


In Part Two, we get a crash course from a professional gaming commentator, take a trip to gaming rehab and try on character costumes at the HQ of South Korea's best cosplay team.
Vice Beta